1 Blu-ray disc (90 min.; 8 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (31 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm)
Based on the legendary tale of Guillem de Cabestany.
Program notes by Christopher Wintle in English with French and German translations, and synopsis in English, French, and German (25 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Director, Katie Mitchell ; designs, Vicki Mortimer ; lighting design, Jon Clark ; produced and directed for the screen by Margaret Williams.
Christopher Purves (The Protector) ; Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) ; Bejun Mehta (Angel 1/The Boy) ; Victoria Simmonds (Angel 2/Marie) ; Allan Clayton (Angel 3/John) ; David Alexander, Laura Harling, Peter Hobday, Sarah Northgraves (Angel Archivists) ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; George Benjamin, conductor.
Recorded: 2013 March, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
George Benjamin conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus in this 2013 performance of his own work on which he collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp. The opera tells the story of a troubadour (Bejun Mehta) who has an affair with his employer (Christopher Purves)'s wife Agnès (Barbara Hannigan). When her husband finds out he kills the troubadour and feeds Agnès his heart, unbeknownst to her. When she discovers what she has done she is driven to suicide.
Quebec's Régie du cinéma rating: General.
Performed in English, with optional English, French, German, and Japanese subtitles.