HANS WERNER HENZE (b.1928): Boulevard Solitude.
Catalogue Number: 10J087
Description: Henze's first full-scale opera dates from 1952 - an updating of the Manon Lescaut story set in post-World War II Paris. Although all the music derives from a single tone-row, it is quite approachable, sometimes evoking Berg while the recitative-aria-ensemble form pays tribute to historic usage. Live recording (March 2007) of a production which won the Oliver Award for "Best New Opera Production". English subtitles. Laura Aikin (soprano), Pär Lindskog (tenor), Tom Fox (baritone), Chamber Choir del Palau de la Música Catalana, Cor Vivaldi, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu; Zoltán Peskó. 16:9 widescreen, PCM Stereo/DD 5.1/DTS 5.1. Region 0 (worldwide). 102 min.