[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Thursday 1 January 2009
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Blu-Ray - Recorded live at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, in 2005.
Picture format: 1080/ 59.94i High Definition, NTSC 16:9
Sound: 2.0 and 5.1 PCM audio
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Running time: 144 mins
Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players
Prokofiev's enchantingly surreal commedia dell'arte masterwork is turned into a spectacular triumph of total theatre in this vital production from the Amsterdam Muziektheater. De Nederlandse Opera has chosen to use the more flexible French libretto of the 1921 premiere, a pertinent choice which has the advantage of accentuating the aesthetic common ground shared by Prokofiev and Les Six. Stéphane Denève's brilliant musical direction inspires outstanding performances from the soloists and the superb Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, enhanced by the smart, blockbusting staging of Laurent Pelly and the exquisite sets of Chantal Thomas, which propel this feverish fable to great heights.
Cast gallery & Illustrated synopsis
Introduction including interviews with main members of the cast and the artistic team
'A wonderful spectacle… A masterful staging of Prokofiev's Love for three oranges from DNO...Seldom have we seen such a successful synthesis of music, image and wit on the operatic stage.' Het Parool