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Gay / Britten: The Beggar's Opera

1963 Rated NR 1hr 34m

Benjamin Britten puts his own spin on John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" in this lovingly restored 1963 broadcast of Britten's 20th-century adaptation, featuring Janet Baker as Polly Peachum and Scottish tenor Kenneth McKellar in the role of Macheath. Upon its premiere in 1728, Gay's piece was noteworthy not only for its incorporation of popular songs into the score but also for its blistering satire of Italian opera.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, German, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: PCM Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.