The Beggar's Opera
By English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Patricia Routledge, Roger Daltry, Rosemary Ashe, Stratford Johns, and Carol Hall. By Jeremy Barlow, John Eliot Gardiner, Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752), and John Gay. Sound type: PCM Stereo. Classical. DVD. Published by Arthaus DVD (NX.109220).
Item Number: NX.109220
Primary language: English; Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Greek.
This production of The Beggar's Opera has been created especially for television, and this adaptation wonderfully captures the satiric qualities of John Gay's original version. Roger Daltrey of THE WHO leads the cast in his role as Macheath. Produced and directed by Jonathan Miller, the cast is joined by The English Baroque Soloists, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, who is widely thought of as a master of ancient music.
- Roger Daltrey (Macheath)
- Stratford Johns (Peachum)
- Patricia Routledge (Mrs. Peachum)
- Carol Hall (Polly Peachum)
- Rosemary Ashe (Lucy Lockit)