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Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges DVD (Nederlands Opera)

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.

Composer: Sergey Prokofiev
Le Roi de Trèfle: Alain Vernhes
Le Prince: Martial Defontaine
Léandre: François Le Roux
Trouffaldino: Serghei Khomov
Ninette: Sandrine Piau
Fata Morgana: Anna Shafajinskaja

Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Stéphane Denève
Director: Laurent Pelly
Sets: Chantal Thomas

Extras: Introduction, including interviews with principal members of the cast and the artistic team / Illustrated synopsis / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Format: NTSC 
Region code: 0 (All regions)
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/IT/NE
Running Time: 144 mins
Year: 2005