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Dove: The Adventures of Pinocchio

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Opera North from Sadlers Wells
Certificate: None
Running Time: 213 mins
Retail Price: £29.99
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Content Type: TV Series

Opera North's enchanting staging of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Jonathan Dove's 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 Collodi's 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 Parry's 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.

Pinocchio: Victoria Simmonds
Geppetto: Jonathan Summers
The Blue Fairy: Mary Plazas
Cricket/Parrot: Rebecca Bottone
Puppeteer/Ape-Judge/Ringmaster: Graeme Broadbent
Lampwick: Allan Clayton
Cat: Mark Wilde
Fox/Coachman: James Laing
Pigeon/Snail: Carole Wilson

The Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North
Conductor: David Parry
Stage Director: Martin Duncan

Recorded live at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, on 29th February & 1st March 2008.

Special Features:
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interviews with…
• The Composer
• The Librettist
• The Stage Director
• The Musical Directo

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PCM Stereo

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