Le rossignol (2005)

TV Movie   |    |  Fantasy, Music, Musical


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27 December 2005 | melymbrosia
| 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!

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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 et Choeur de l'Opéra national de Paris
Conducted by James Conlon



Fantasy | Music | Musical


Release Date:

21 December 2005


English, Russian, French

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