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Prokofiev - the fiery angel / rome opera house

Prokofiev’s operatic tragedy The Fiery Angel staged by Emma Dante at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in 2019 featuring Ewa Vesin and Leigh Melrose.

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  • 2.110663 / NBD0113V_The Fiery Angel | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Yasuko Kageyama

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Opera in five acts, Op. 37 (1927)
Libretto by the composer based on the novel by Valery Bryusov
Sung in Russian

Sergey Prokofiev’s operatic tragedy The Fiery Angel was never performed in the composer’s lifetime – the music’s brittle energy, drama and eloquent lyrical tenderness would re-emerge in his Third Symphony. The narrative focuses relentlessly on Renata, who is haunted by an angel who turns out to be the devil. Director Emma Dante describes the opera as an explosive mix of fantastical realism and endless confusion of nightmares, madness, sexual impulses and cultural clashes’, and this Teatro dell’Opera di Roma production was acclaimed as ‘a presentation of Prokofiev’s masterpiece which sparkles in all its grotesque glory’ (operawire.com).

Ruprecht LEIGH MELROSE Baritone
Renata EWA VESIN Soprano
The Landlady ANNA VICTOROVA Mezzo-soprano
Fortune-teller / Mother Superior MAIRAM SOKOLOVA Mezzo-soprano
Agrippa of Nettesheim SERGEY RADCHENKO Tenor
Johann Faust / The Servant ANDRII GANCHUK Baritone
Mephistopheles MAXIM PASTER Tenor
The Inquisitor GORAN JURIĆ Bass

CORO and ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA
Conductor ALEJO PÉREZ

Stage Director EMMA DANTE
Set Designer CARMINE MARINGOLA

Video Director CARLO GALLUCCI
Filmed on 23 May 2019 at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Italy

[2.110663 / NBD0113V]
Total playing time: 133 min
Language: Russian · Subtitles: English, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0 (Worldwide)
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C

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