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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
  • (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
  • (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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