Where the wild things are &, Higglety pigglety pop! : two fantasy operas
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Where The Wild Things Are - This delightful fantasy opera was created by Maurice Sendak from his book of the same title in collaboration with composer Oliver Knussen. Sendak's sets and costumes bring to life the huge and terrible, yet also lovable, monsters that Max, the child, conjures up in his bedroom. In his fantasy world of forest and sea, he sails to the Land of The Wild Things. "Forty minutes of aural and visual enchantment... enthralling make-believe and irresistibly potent entertainment." - The Daily Telegraph. Higglety Pigglety Pop! For Higglety Pigglety Pop! - Maurice Sendak conceived a fantastic modern fairy-tale centered around the antics of his own pet Sealyham terrier "Jennie", portrayed here by Cynthia Buchan. Bored with her luxury lifestyle, Jennie packs her bag to go on a journey of discovery. Several encounters later, she eventually finds herself starring in the gala performance of Higglety Pigglety Pop! The opera is skillfully orchestrated and is a "miracle of balance, masterly in the ease and flexibility of its dramatic processes." - The Guardian
|Publisher|| West Long Branch, NJ :Kultur,2009
|Other Titles|| Higglety pigglety pop!
Where the wild things are.
Higglety pigglety pop!
Sendak, Maurice, librettist.
Beardsley, Karen, performer.
King, Mary, 1952- performer.
Hetherington, Hugh, performer.
Munro, Jeremy, performer.
Rhys-Williams, Stephen, performer.
Gallacher, Andrew, performer.
Buchan, Cynthia, performer.
Rees, Deborah, performer.
Jenkins, Neil, performer.
Hardy, Rosemary, performer.
Richardson, Stephen (Bass), performer.
Vernon, John, 1927- producer.
Corsaro, Frank, director.
Swann, Christopher, director.
Bryan, Robert, 1934- lighting designer.
Wolken, Jonathan, choreographer.
Knussen, Oliver. Where the wild things are.
Knussen, Oliver. Higglety pigglety pop!
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service, production company.
Glyndebourne Festival Opera Company, production company.
NVC Arts (Firm), production company.
London Sinfonietta, performer.
Kultur International Films.
In the 1st work: Karen Beardsley (Max); Mary King, mezzo-soprano (Mama); Hugh Hetherington, tenor (Moishe, Goat); Jeremy Munro, baritone (Bruno); Stephen Rhys-Williams, bass-baritone (Emile); Andrew Gallacher, bass (Bernard). 2nd work: Cynthia Buchan (Jennie); Deborah Rees (Potted Plant, Baby, Mother Goose); Andrew Gallacher (Pig, Low Voice of Ash Tree); Neil Jenkins (Cat Milkman, High Voice of Ash Tree); Rosemary Hardy (Rhoda, voice of Baby's Mother); Stephen Richardson (Lion); London Sinfonietta.
Producer (1st work), executive producer (2nd work), John Vernon ; director, Frank Corsaro (for Glyndebourne), Christopher Swann (for BBC Television) ; lighting desinger, Robert Bryan ; choreographer, Jonathan Wolken.
With optional subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally produced in 1985.
DVD; 4:3 full screen; LPCM stereo.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.