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Drawing upon Alchemical and Mystical imagery, this DVD presents Richard Foremans modern theatre work and dynamic staging of John Zorn's opera "Astronome", a revolution in opera/music-theater.

Zorn, John & Foreman, Richard
Ontological-Hysteric Theater Volume 2 Astronome [DVD]

Zorn, John & Foreman, Richard: Ontological-Hysteric Theater Volume 2 Astronome [DVD] (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Richard Foreman is one of the great geniuses of modern theatre, and his dynamic staging of John Zorn's opera Astronome was one of his greatest works. Premiering in February of 2009 at his Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in the East Village, it continued its sold out run for months. Drawing upon Alchemical and Mystical imagery, the visual world Foreman created was sumptuous, provocative and mysterious. For this DVD, ten performances were captured on film from hundreds of angles and brilliantly edited by filmmaker Henry Hills, a longtime friend of both Zorn and Foreman. You can now experience this once in a lifetime presentation with a whole new intensity. Staged so as to hear the music "better and clearer" than ever, Astronome is a revolution in opera/music-theater."-Tzadik

NTSC all-region format; stereo; color; 16:9 aspect ratio; running time: 63 minutes

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NTSC all-region format; stereo; color; 16:9 aspect ratio; running time: 63 minutes

UPC: 702397301097

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-DV-3010
Squidco Product Code: 13306

Format: DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: DVD Digipack
Filmed in performance March 10, 12-15, 2009 at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, NYC


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