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Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh DVD (Nederlands Opera)

Opera lies at the heart of Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful idiom, but performances are few and far between; this realisation of his penultimate and grandest stage work is a very rare and special experience. Kitezh is known as ‘the Russian Parsifal’, which encapsulates its mystical flavour and steady unfolding of a legend of redemption. A largely Russian cast (headed by the stunning Svetlana Ignatovich) and production team works within a set that moves from opulent naturalistic scenery to some startling theatrical coups worthy of Rimsky’s underrated dramatic instincts. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.

Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich: Vladimir Vaneev 
Prince Vsevolod Yuryevich:Maxim Aksenov 
Fevroniya: Svetlana Ignatovich 
Grishka Kuterma: John Daszak
Fyodor Poyarok: Alexey Markov
Page: Mayram Sokolova 
Two Noblemen: Morschi Franz, Peter Arink 
Gusli Player: Gennady Bezzubenkov 
Bear Handler: Hubert Francis 
Singing Beggar: Iurii Samoilov 

Chorus of de Nederlandse Opera
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov   

Plus:  Interview with cast and crew / Cast gallery.

Picture: 16:9
Format: NTSC
Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ DTS 5.1
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/NE/JA/KO
Region code: All Regions
Running Time: 187+20 mins (2DVDs) 
Year: 2012