Inspired by one of the twentieth century's greatest novels, composer Lorin Maazel evokes Orwell's totalitarian nightmare, where "Big Brother" is always watching, and those guilty of "thoughtcrime" are condemned to face their worst fears in the infamous "Room 101". Filmed during world premiere performances of Robert Lepage's spectacular and psychologically gripping Royal Opera production and conducted by the composer, an international cast brings George Orwell's dark vision to shattering operatic life.

  • Released: 2008-05-12
  • Runtime: 147 minutes
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Music
  • Stars: Jeremy Irons, Nancy Gustafson, Johnnie Fiori, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Simon Keenlyside, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Diana Damrau, Richard Margison
  • Director: Brian Large, Robert Lepage