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The Resource The death of Klinghoffer, music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; direction and screenplay by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS

The death of Klinghoffer, music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; direction and screenplay by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS

Label
The death of Klinghoffer
Title
The death of Klinghoffer
Statement of responsibility
music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; direction and screenplay by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Conductor
Director
Librettist
Performer
Production personnel
Scenarist
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • ita
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Opera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro
Awards note
Official selection Sundance Film Festival 2003; winner of the Prix Italia
Cataloging source
ZMS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Graham Smith ; production designer, John Ellis ; editor, Brand Thumim
Dewey number
  • 782.1
  • 791.4372
Language note
Sung in English; optional subtitles (opera only) in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
LC call number
M1500 .A33
LC item number
D3 2003
PerformerNote
Yvonne Howard [Marilyn Klinghoffer], Susan Bickley [singing voice of Omar], mezzo sopranos ; Tom Randle [Moloqi], tenor ; Sanford Sylvan [Leon Klinghoffer], Christopher Maltman [Captain], Kamel Boutros [Mamoud], Leigh Melrose [Rambo], baritones ; Emil Marwa, actor [Omar] ; supporting soloists ; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ; John Adams, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1960-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Adams, John
  • Goodman, Alice
  • Woolcock, Penny.
  • Baptiste, Madonna.
  • Younghusband, Jan.
  • Sylvan, Sanford.
  • Howard, Yvonne
  • Maltman, Christopher.
  • Randle, Thomas
  • Boutros, Kamel.
  • Melrose, Leigh.
  • Marwa, Emil.
  • Bickley, Susan.
  • Adams, John
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • London Symphony Chorus
  • Decca Record Company
  • Blast! Films
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
  • Association relative à la télévision européenne
  • Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
  • Schweizer Fernsehen DRS
Runtime
119
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Klinghoffer, Leon
  • Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident, 1985
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Terrorism
  • Maritime terrorism
Technique
live action
Label
The death of Klinghoffer, music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; direction and screenplay by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features: Filming "The death of Klinghoffer" (ca. 47 min., ©2003 ; Producer, Ben Pateman ; editor, William Grayburn) -- Optional audio commentary with director Penny Woolcock, with Yvonne Howard, Christopher Maltman and Tom Randle
  • Program notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the composer, director, and performers (18 p.) inserted in container
  • Originally produced in 2003
Accompanying material
booklet (43 pages)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (3.14)
  • My grandson, Didi, who is five
  • (5.20)
  • Give these orders
  • (2.15)
  • So I said to my grandson
  • (1.30)
  • We are sorry for you
  • (3.01)
  • Scene 2
  • Titles -- Prison Scene
  • Now it is night
  • (4.35)
  • I think if you could talk like this
  • (1.48)
  • I kept my distance
  • (3.26)
  • Those birds flying abve us
  • (3.28)
  • Night Chorus
  • (6.36)
  • (1.21)
  • Act 2
  • Scene 1
  • Come here, look
  • (3.16)
  • I've never been a violent man
  • (4.00)
  • You are always complaining of your suffering
  • (5.57)
  • I must have been hysterical
  • (5.25)
  • Chorus of Exiled Palestinians
  • It is as if our earthly life were spent miserable
  • (7.22)
  • Scene 2
  • My one consolation
  • (4.46)
  • Klinghoffer's death
  • (2.42)
  • Every fifteen minutes, one more will be shot
  • (5.05)
  • Aria of the Falling Body (Gymnopedie)
  • (9.03)
  • (7.05)
  • Day Chorus
  • (4.39)
  • Scene 3
  • Mrs. Klinghoffer, please sit down
  • (3.39)
  • You embraced them!
  • (10.47)
  • Chorus of Exiled Jews
  • (8. 37)
  • Scene 1
  • It was just after one fifteen
Control code
887325
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Governing access note
Private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 044007418994
  • 4400741899
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
  • B0001515-09
  • 074 189-9
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 887325
  • (Sirsi) 887325
  • (OCoLC)53907624
  • (OCoLC)53907624
System details
DVD; NTSC, All region ; DVD-9 ; 16:9 aspect ratio (opera) ; 4:3 aspect ratio (documentary) ; Dolby digital stereo; digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The death of Klinghoffer, music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; direction and screenplay by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS
Publication
Note
  • Special features: Filming "The death of Klinghoffer" (ca. 47 min., ©2003 ; Producer, Ben Pateman ; editor, William Grayburn) -- Optional audio commentary with director Penny Woolcock, with Yvonne Howard, Christopher Maltman and Tom Randle
  • Program notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the composer, director, and performers (18 p.) inserted in container
  • Originally produced in 2003
Accompanying material
booklet (43 pages)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (3.14)
  • My grandson, Didi, who is five
  • (5.20)
  • Give these orders
  • (2.15)
  • So I said to my grandson
  • (1.30)
  • We are sorry for you
  • (3.01)
  • Scene 2
  • Titles -- Prison Scene
  • Now it is night
  • (4.35)
  • I think if you could talk like this
  • (1.48)
  • I kept my distance
  • (3.26)
  • Those birds flying abve us
  • (3.28)
  • Night Chorus
  • (6.36)
  • (1.21)
  • Act 2
  • Scene 1
  • Come here, look
  • (3.16)
  • I've never been a violent man
  • (4.00)
  • You are always complaining of your suffering
  • (5.57)
  • I must have been hysterical
  • (5.25)
  • Chorus of Exiled Palestinians
  • It is as if our earthly life were spent miserable
  • (7.22)
  • Scene 2
  • My one consolation
  • (4.46)
  • Klinghoffer's death
  • (2.42)
  • Every fifteen minutes, one more will be shot
  • (5.05)
  • Aria of the Falling Body (Gymnopedie)
  • (9.03)
  • (7.05)
  • Day Chorus
  • (4.39)
  • Scene 3
  • Mrs. Klinghoffer, please sit down
  • (3.39)
  • You embraced them!
  • (10.47)
  • Chorus of Exiled Jews
  • (8. 37)
  • Scene 1
  • It was just after one fifteen
Control code
887325
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Governing access note
Private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 044007418994
  • 4400741899
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
  • B0001515-09
  • 074 189-9
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 887325
  • (Sirsi) 887325
  • (OCoLC)53907624
  • (OCoLC)53907624
System details
DVD; NTSC, All region ; DVD-9 ; 16:9 aspect ratio (opera) ; 4:3 aspect ratio (documentary) ; Dolby digital stereo; digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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