The Resource Facing Agrippina, Nayo Titzin, director ; Vincent Boussard, stage director ; Spotlight Production

Facing Agrippina, Nayo Titzin, director ; Vincent Boussard, stage director ; Spotlight Production

Label
Facing Agrippina
Title
Facing Agrippina
Statement of responsibility
Nayo Titzin, director ; Vincent Boussard, stage director ; Spotlight Production
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Performer
Production company
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
At the centre of the documentary, the opera seria Agrippina, a masterwork by Georg Friedrich Handel, performed by an exceptional casting. Composed on a libretto by Vincenzo Grimani, Agrippina tells the story of Agrippina the Younger, mother of Nero, capable of any plot against the Roman Emperor Claude to enthrone her son. Premiered at the 1709-1710 season of the Carnival of Venice, this opera seria in three acts, considered Handel's first masterwork for its splendour and its musical creativity, is at the center of Nayo Titzin's original documentary. The casting for this new performance measures up to this exceptional piece. Grammy Award-winning conductor René Jacobs, leads the Akademie fÃ1⁄4r Alte Musik Berlin (Akamus). The famous chamber orchestra enhances the voices of the talented Bulgarian soprano Alex Penda (performing the title role), Anna Prohaska, Jennifer Rivera, Bejun Mehta, Dominique Visse, Daniel Schmutzhard, Neal Davies and Marcos Fink. The costumes of the renowned fashion designer Christian Lacroix and the staging of another French talent, Vincent Boussard, give to this story all its beauty and intensity. Agrippina is a captivating woman because of her strength, but also through her fiery and passionate personality. The beauty of this character shows without any doubt this maternal instinct, so strong that she becomes a Machiavellian monster ready to go beyond all limits to obtain what she wants. The lust for power hiding in her motivations and forcing her to use her assets gives to this complex character a very modern dimension. From the Berlin's Staatsoper to the Louvre in Paris where the busts bring back the memories of those heroes, Handel's music carries everyone away. This movie by Nayo Titzin won the award for Best Cinematography in music at the World Music and Independent film festival (WMIFF) of Washington in 2011. It was selected at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA) of Biarritz in 2011 and at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) of Montreal in 2012
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
English dialogue; sung in Italian
PerformerNote
Alex Penda, Anna Prohaska, sopranos ; Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano ; Bejun Mehta, Dominique Visse, countertenors ; Daniel Schmutzhard, baritone ; Neal Davies, Marcos Fink, bass baritones ; Akademie fÃ1⁄4r Alte Musik Berlin ; René Jacobs, conductor
Runtime
57
Technique
live action
Label
Facing Agrippina, Nayo Titzin, director ; Vincent Boussard, stage director ; Spotlight Production
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn956370004
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (56 min., 16 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
3244
System control number
(OCoLC)956370004
Video recording format
other
Label
Facing Agrippina, Nayo Titzin, director ; Vincent Boussard, stage director ; Spotlight Production
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn956370004
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (56 min., 16 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
3244
System control number
(OCoLC)956370004
Video recording format
other

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