| The Nightingale - a wonderful surrealistic opera film
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!