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Messiaen's Saint François d'Assise at the Salzburg Festival

Rehearsals and interviews with Peter Sellars, Esa-Pekka Salonen, José Van Dam and Dawn Upshaw

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Go behind the scenes of Peter Sellars’ landmark 1992 production of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise in this documentary directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin. These controversial and ultimately universally-acclaimed Salzburg Festival performances of the composer’s first and only opera starred José van Dam and Dawn Upshaw, joined by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Arnold Schönberg Choir under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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Directed by:
Jean-Pierre Gorin
Production date: 1992
Duration: 1 h 14 min
Production: © Loft
Resolution: Full HD