Kultur Wished Peter Sellars Many Happy Returns on His 55th Birthday on September 27th

New York, NY, October 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Congratulations Peter Sellars

Kultur wished Peter Sellars many happy returns on his 55th birthday on September 27th.

Congratulations to Mr. Sellars on receiving the Opera News Achievement Award.

Kultur is proud of its part in bringing Mr. Sellars’ works to the public by announcing the release of three of his films.

Destination Mozart
Peter Sellars' recent productions of three Mozart operas set in contemporary America, are probably the most radical and iconoclastic opera stagings of our time. Mr. Sellars is widely regarded as the most exciting director at work on the international theatre and opera scene today; his past success includes the landmark opera Nixon in China.

This special program gives viewers a revealing look at Sellar's controversial productions of Mozart's Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte. Sellars has stunned the music world with his unconventional approach to these musical masterpieces by setting them in the South Bronx, Trump Tower and a Long Island diner, respectively.

Featured are extended, fully subtitled film excerpts from the operas, as well as insightful interviews with Sellars and his talented collaborators.


For his 1996 Glyndebourne staging, radical American director Peter Sellars takes George Frideric Handel's penultimate English oratorio - a tale of self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard in fourth-century, enemy-occupied Antioch - and, by resetting it in modern-day America, transforms it into a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and persecution.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Peter Sellars conceived this production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's final collaboration especially for the screen.

The performance is intercut with material recorded by Sellars himself on location in America. Sellars uses the contrast in the quality of the two recording formats to create a particular visual effect and to heighten the impact of his highly original version of this musical fable. This Opera Lyon production stars Teresa Stratas and Nora Kimball.

Destination Mozart
Street Date: Available Now
SRP: $19.99
SKU: D1288
Run Time: 57 minutes
UPC: 032031128897
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8910-1
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

Street Date: Available Now
SRP: $29.99
SKU: D2099
Run Time: 207 minutes
UPC: 032031209992
ISBN: 0-7697-7682-5
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

Title: The Seven Deadly Sins
Street Date: Available Now
SRP: $29.99
SKU: D2904
Run Time: 47 minutes
UPC: 032031290495
ISBN: 0-978-7697-2904-5
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

More information on these releases and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com

Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films
Tel: 732-229-2343
Kultur International Films Ltd
John Winfrey
Contact them via email at JohnW@kultur.com