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Classified at:   Link782.1 Dramatic forms & operas < Vocal music 23
Title   LinkThe death of Klinghoffer / music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; directed by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste.
Publisher   Link[London?] : Decca, c2003.
Description   1 videodisc (DVD) (166 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Gen. note   Programme notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the composer, director, and performers (18p.) inserted in container.
  ’In the interest of making a successful film version of this work some passages from the original opera have not been included’ - programme notes.
Contents   Contents: Opera (119 min.) - Special feature: Filming The death of Klinghoffer (47 min.).
  Contents: Includes director’s commentary.
Creation Note   A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS.
  Screenplay, Penny Woolcock; executive producer, Jan Younghusband; director of photography, Graham Smith; production designer, John Ellis; editor, Brand Thumim.
Performer Note   Sanford Sylvan, Yvonne Howard, Christopher Maltman, Tom Randle, Kamel Boutros, Leigh Melrose, Susan Bickley, Vivian Tierney, Dean Robinson, Kirsten Blase, Nuala Willis, soloists; Emil Marwa, actor; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, John Adams, conductor.
Abstract   Opera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro.
Original Version   Originally released: Channel Four Television Corporation, c2003.
System requirements   Region code: 0.
  DVD standard: NTSC. Requires NTSC-compatible DVD player and television, or appropriate DVD decoder.
Language   Sung in English; English, French, German, Italian and Spanish subtitle options (opera only).
Subject - Lib.Cong.   LinkOperas -- Film adaptations.
  LinkAchille Lauro Hijacking Incident, 1985 -- Drama.
Add.Entry   LinkAdams, John, 1947- Death of Klinghoffer.
  LinkWoolcock, Penny.
  LinkGoodman, Alice.
  LinkBaptiste, Madonna.
  LinkSylvan, Sanford.
  LinkHoward, Yvonne, 1960-
  LinkMaltman, Christopher.
  LinkRandle, Thomas.
  LinkBoutros, Kamel.
  LinkMelrose, Leigh.
  LinkMarwa, Emil.
  LinkBickley, Susan.
  LinkTierney, Vivian.
  LinkRobinson, Dean.
  LinkBlase, Kirsten.
  LinkWillis, Nuala.
  LinkAdams, John, 1947-
Add.Entry   LinkLondon Symphony Chorus.
  LinkLondon Symphony Orchestra.
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