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Lorin Maazel’s gripping opera based on George Orwell’s literary masterpiece is now available on DVD, in a deluxe two-disc set from Decca. Robert Lepage’s acclaimed production, filmed in high-definition by Brian Large at the Royal Opera House, showcases the brilliant performances of a superb cast: Simon Keenlyside in his Olivier award-winning role at Winston Smith, Nancy Gustafson as Julia, Richard Margison as O’Brien, Diana Damrau as the Gym Instructress and Lawrence Brownlee as Syme.
The DVD includes subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, and an exclusive 30-minute bonus feature with Maestro Maazel introducing the work.
The release date in Italy, coinciding with the premiere of the opera at La Scala, is April 30.
The UK release date is May 12.
Please check with your local retailers or order your copy online here:
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