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The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North)
Seeded by Helena on 12 Feb 2011
YouTube
Author: NaxosUSA
Opera Norths enchanting staging of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Jonathan Doves 21st opera, is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears. A full-length, through-composed grand opera with 29 characters, a sizeable chorus and a profound symphonic score, it is overflowing with visual delights, and children will love it! A sublime achievement by Martin Duncan and team, this production shines a bright new light on Collodis dream-like original story, full of charm, darkness and magic. The superb ensemble stars Victoria Simmonds in the title role, and the orchestra and chorus respond splendidly under David Parrys vibrant baton. Mastered from the High Definition video recording and in true surround sound, this is a wonderful chance for children and adults to relive an exhilarating theatre experience at home. Available on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product... and NaxosDirect.com (DVD: http://www.naxosdirect.com/DOVE-...