Gay / Britten: The Beggar's Opera

1963 NR 1h 34m DVD

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Gay / Britten: The Beggar's Opera

1963 NR 1h 34m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, French, German, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: PCM Mono
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
  • Janet Baker
  • Kenneth McKellar
  • Bryan Drake
  • Heather Harper
  • Meredith Davies
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