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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko

Author: Bel Air Media

A marvellous opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov at the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow, multi-awarded at the Golden Masks.

  • BAC188 BAC488 SADKO | Copyright: © Bel Air Classiques

    BAC188 BAC488 SADKO © Bel Air Classiques

  • BAC188 BAC488 SADKO | Copyright: © Damir Yusupov

    BAC188 BAC488 SADKO © Damir Yusupov

  • BAC188 BAC488 SADKO | Copyright: © Damir Yusupov

    BAC188 BAC488 SADKO © Damir Yusupov

Sadko is a decisive work in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s aesthetic evolution. As in many operas, the composer draws his artistic material from Russian folk and fairytales, but also from old musical and poetic forms. The result is a prodigious opera, whose modernity – both dramatic and musical – erupts from the fabulous resources of traditional Russian epics, but also from the wonders of the marine universe, close to his former navigator self’s heart.

A subtle analyst of the slavic soul, stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov comes back to the great stage of the Bolshoi Theater and devises a surprising production that perfectly underlines the ambiguities of this paradoxical opera, between past and present, fantasy and reality. He surrounds himself with magnificent Russian soprano Aida Garifullina, but also some of his favorite singers : Mikhail Petrenko, Ekaterina Semenchuk… In the pit and at the head of the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, young Russian conductor Timur Zangiev breathes in this little-know masterpiece all the energy, all the poetry, and all the passion it requires.

Genre Opera
Recording location Bolshoi Theater
Production year 2021
Duration 186'
Video format NTSC, 16/9
Audio format PCM 2,0
Production Company Bel Air Media
Director Andy Sommer
Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestra / Band Bolshoi Theater Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor Timur Zangiev
Stage Director Dmitri Tcherniakov
Soloist Aida Garifullina (Volkhova)
Soloist Nazhmiddin Mavlyanov (Sadko)
Soloist Ekaterina Semenchuk (Lubava Buslaevna)
Distribution homevideo / DVD Bel Air Classiques / Naxos Distribution

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