THE ABDUCTION OF FIGARO (P.D.Q. Bach) (DVD)
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THE ABDUCTION OF FIGARO (P.D.Q. Bach) (DVD)

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The master of musical parody, Professor Peter Schickele, brings us a complete opera by P.D.Q. Bach, a man who has been called a “pimple on the face of music,” “the worst musician ever to have trod organ pedals,” and “the most dangerous musician since Nero.” This fully-staged complete live performance features the Chorus, Corpse [sic] de Ballet, and Orchestra of the Minnesota Opera under the direction of Professor Schickele. In English.
Color, Stereo, 144 minutes, 4:3, All regions

“A wonderfully funny show” — Musical America

“A crazed pastiche . . . gags – millions of them.” — The New York Times

THE ABDUCTION OF FIGARO
A Simply Grand Opera in Three Acts
Chorus, Corpse de Ballet, Orchestra of the Minnesota Opera,
the Whole Schmeer, under the direction of Professor Peter Schickele

Cast:
LeRoy Lehr, bass (Al Donfonso, Pasha Shaboom, Papa Geno)
Dana Krueger, mezzo-soprano (Susanna Susannadanna, Mama Geno)
Bruce Edwin Ford, tenor (Pecadillo)
Marilyn Brustadt, soprano (Donna Donna)
Lisbeth Lloyd, soprano (Blondie)
Michael Burt, bass-baritone (Donald Giovanni)
Jack Walsh, almost-a-baritone (Schlepporello)
Will Roy, basso (Captain Kadd)
John Ferrante, bargain counter tenor (Opec)
Arthur Kaemmer (Figaro)

World Premiere Performance by The Minnesota Opera
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1984