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The passenger opera in two acts, eight scenes and an epilogue : opus 97, (1967-1968)

The passenger [videorecording] : opera in two acts, eight scenes and an epilogue : opus 97, (1967-1968) / Mieczyslaw Weinberg ; libretto by Alexander Medvedev ; after the eponymous novel by Zofia Posmysz.
Vaĭnberg, M. (Moiseĭ)
[Germany] : Neos : Unitel Classica p2010.

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Additional Authors
  • Breedt, Michelle.
  • Kelessidi, Elena.
  • Saccà, Roberto, 1961-
  • Ruciński, Artur.
  • Currentzis, Teodor.
  • Pountney, David.
  • Engels, Johan.
  • Lecca, Marie-Jeanne.
  • Kebour, Fabrice.
  • Medvedev, A. (Aleksandr), 1927-2010.
  • Posmysz, Zofia.
  • Pražský filharmonický sbor. prf
  • Wiener Symphoniker. prf
  • Unitel Classica (Firm)
  • Österreichischer Rundfunk.
  • NEOS Music GmbH.
  • Bregenzer Festspiele.
1 videodisc (190 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
On an ocean liner bound to Brazil, Lisa, the wife of a German diplomat sees a fellow passenger whom she recognises as Marta, a Polish prisoner from the Auschwitz concentration camp. Lisa is shocked because she thought that Marta was dead. Because of this encounter, Lisa reveals her husband Walter that she was an SS overseer during the war. In flashbacks we are told about what happened in Auschwitz and about the "relation" between Lisa and Marta.
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Alternative Title
  • Passazhirka
  • In der Fremde.
  • Filmed operas.
  • Feature films.
  • Documentary films.
  • Title from t.p. of accompanying booklet.
  • "A coproduction of UNITEL and ORF in cooperation with Bregenzer Festspiele and CLASSICA"--Container.
  • Extras: documentary film, In der Fremde (in German with English subtitles)
  • Program notes and libretto in German, English, French and Polish (162 : col. ill.) inserted in outer case.
Credits (note)
  • David Pountney, director ; Johan Engels, set design ; Marie-Jeanne Lecca, costume design ; Fabrice Kebour, lighting design.
Event (note)
  • Recorded July 2010, Bregenzer Festspiele Festspielhaus, Austria.
System Details (note)
  • Blu-ray; sound format: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0 and Stereo 2.0 (extras); picture format: 16:9.
Language (note)
  • Sung in German, English, French, Russian and Yiddish; subtitles in German, English, French Polish, Russian.
  • ocn710295963
  • 710295963
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries