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Salvatore Sciarrino: Luci Mie Traditrici

Nina Tarandek, Christian Miedl, Roland Schneider, Simon Bode, staging by Christian Pade, Scenery and costumes: Alexander Lintl, Dramaturgy: Agnes Eggers
Ensemble Algoritmo
Marco Angius

The composer Salvatore Sciarrino stands at the forefront of Italy’s musical avant-garde. His chamber opera Luci mie traditrici (‘Oh My Betraying Eyes’) was inspired by the murders by the Renaissance nobleman and composer Carlo Gesualdo of his wife and her lover. This production of the opera was first performed at the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, Tuscany, during July 2010. It has been recognised as the finest production of this work presented to date. The composer himself has stated that it is the reference point for the opera’s performance. Recorded at the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, July 29-31 and August 1, 2010. Produced and directed by Giancarlo Matcovich. A co-production of the Oper Frankfurt with the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano.

Facts DVD

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UPC number
Region code
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Total running time
102 mins
Details running time
69 mins (Performance), 33 mins (Bonus)
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
Making of Luci mie traditrici, including interviews with Salvatore Sciarrino, Marco Angius, Christian Pade,
Detlev Glanert, Alexander Lintl, Christian Miedl and Nina Tarandek