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Adapted from the {$Thomas Mann} novel, {$Benjamin Britten}'s {#Death in Venice} follows {%Gustav von Aschenbach}, a famous writer of a certain age who seeks a rebirth of inspiration. To that end, he travels to Venice, where he becomes infatuated with a young Polish Boy, {%Tadzio}, whose family is also vacationing in Venice. Confused by his feelings, {%Aschenbach} tells himself that his infatuation is fatherly, and he enjoys watching {%Tadzio} playing games and emerging victorious. {%Aschenbach}, finding the heat oppressive, decides to leave for the mountains, but his luggage is misplaced and he returns to his hotel. He decides that {%Tadzio} is the inspiration that has been thus far eluding him. Soon after, {%Aschenbach} hears rumors of a deadly infection, and before long learns that a cholera epidemic is overtaking Venice. He knows that he should leave, and that he should warn {%Tadzio} and his family, but he cannot bring himself to do so. On the beach, he sees {%Tadzio} defeated by another boy, who shoves his face into the sand. {%Tadzio} walks into the sea as {%Aschenbach} succumbs to death in his beach chair. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

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Starring: Robert Tear as Aschenbach
Alan Opie as
Michael Chance as

Directed By: Director: Reiner Moritz
From Opera by: Benjamin Britten
Choreography: Martha Clarke
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Stage Director: Martha Clarke
Libretto: Myfanwy Piper
Stage Director: Stephen Lawless
Chorus Master: David Angus

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Studio: Pioneer Artists

Release Date: 07 Jul 1990

Run Time: 138

Boxed-Product Weight: -

Quick Code: QCMV17699870

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