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Prokofiev: The Love Of Three Oranges / Haitink

Prokofiev / Hammond-stroud / Greenberg / Haitink
Release Date: 06/30/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4460  
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Roger BrysonYvonne LeaWillard WhiteDerek Hammond-Stroud,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Glyndebourne’s production of The Love of Three Oranges is nothing short of a sizzling visual extravaganza. The combination of Frank Corsaro’s innovative direction and the brilliant creative designs of Maurice Sendak has created an opera which mixes fantasy, nightmare, romance and satire. The whole production is alive with acrobats, jugglers, body-builders, monsters, outrageous inflatable figures, colossal puppets and special animated sequences – creating a farcical, carnival atmosphere.

Willard White powerfully portrays the King whose son, a doleful hypochondriac, can only be cured through laughter. The antics of the court jester, Truffaldino, fail to raise even a giggle, and it is only when the wicked witch Fata Morgana
Read more accidently loses her skirt that the Prince breaks into hysterics. In revenge Morgana condemns the Prince, sung with “…fine lyrical fervour” by Ryland Davies (Musical Times), to fall in love with three oranges which he pursues for three thousand miles. The exciting rhythms and brilliant orchestration of Prokofiev’s score are conducted by Bernard Haitink.

“…jam-packed with brilliant visual invention”
- Financial Times

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Music And Text: Sergei Prokofiev

Choreographer: Pauline Grant
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Designer: Maurice Sendak
Producer: Frank Corsaro
Executive Producer: Herbert Chappell
Directed For Video By Rodney Greenberg

Herald / Cook: Roger Bryson
Master Of Ceremonies: Hugh Hetherington
Farfarello: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Princess Linetta: Yvonne Lea
Princess Nicoletta: Susan Moore
Smeraldina: Fiona Kimm
Pantaloon: Peter-Christoph Runge
Leandro: John Pringle
Clarissa: Nucci Condo
Fata Morgana: Nelly Morpurgo
Tchelio: Richard Van Allan
The King: Willard White
Truffaldino: Ugo Benelli
Princess Ninetta: Colette Alliot-Lugaz
The Prince: Ryland Davies

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Format: NTSC, 4.3 Full Screen, LPCM
Color: Color
Language: French
Subtitles: English
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Works on This Recording

Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Roger Bryson (Baritone), Yvonne Lea (Voice), Willard White (Bass),
Derek Hammond-Stroud (Baritone), Fiona Kimm (Mezzo Soprano), Hugh Hetherington (Tenor),
Susan Moore (Voice)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 

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