Le rossignol (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Fantasy, Music, Musical  |  21 December 2005 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Dessay ...
Le Rossignol
Violeta Urmana ...
Marie McLaughlin ...
Laurent Naouri ...
Le Chambellan
Albert Schagigullin ...
Maxime Mikhailov ...
Le Bonze
Vsevolod Grivnov ...
Le Pêcheur
Hugo Simcic ...
Jim Adhi Limas ...
Le portier
Yong Geol Kim ...
Les ambassadeurs Japonais
Jian Ye ...
Les ambassadeurs Japonais
James Hor ...
Les courtisans (as Man-Yan James Hor)
Duy-Thong Nguyen ...
Les courtisans
Yuko Kametani ...
La danseuse
Guerassim Dichliev ...
Mimes / Mains


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Le Rossignol
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by Igor Stravinsky (as composer) & Stepan Mitusov (as Stephan Mitusov) after Hans Christian Andersen (as H.C. Andersen)
© 1914 Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd. with kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes Publishers Ltd.
Performed by Natalie Dessay, Marie McLaughlin, Violeta Urmana, Vsevolod Grivnov,
Albert Schagidullin, Laurent Naouri, Maxime Mikhailov with Orchestre & Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
Conducted by James Conlon
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The Nightingale - a wonderful surrealistic opera film
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful adaptation of Igor Stravinsky's opera The Nightingale, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The film was broadcast on PBS's Great Performances on December 21. The opera is sung entirely in Russian, but is subtitled in English, and it is easy to follow the dialogue and story. I was mesmerized by the surrealistic, computer-animated special effects, although I realize they are probably not everyone's piece of cake. Accompanied by the stunning animation, the film follows Stravinsky's score and libretto faithfully, thus creating a dazzling multimedia spectacle. I recommend this film wholeheartedly to opera fans and lovers of Surrealist art. A well-deserved 10 stars!

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