Recorded live at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, in 2005.
Alain Vernhes Martial Defontaine François Le Roux Serghei Khomov Sandrine Piau Anna Shafajinskaja Sir Willard White
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera Stéphane Denève, conductor Laurent Pelly, stage director
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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.
Cast gallery & Illustrated synopsis
Introduction including interviews with main members of the cast and the artistic team
‘A wonderful spectacle… A masterful staging of Prokofiev’s Love for three oranges from DNO. … Seldom have we seen such a successful synthesis of music, image and wit on the operatic stage.’ Het Parool