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The Nightingale

Natalie Dessay soprano | Violeta Urmana soprano | Laurent Naouri bass-baritone
Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris
James Conlon

Based on the story by H. C. Andersen, “The Nightingale” was transposed for opera by Igor Stravinsky who both composed the music and wrote the lyrics. This new adaptation using computer animation transposes the opera into a world ruled by the power of the media, while retaining the colorful and exotic imagery of Andersen’s fairytale. The opera recording is that of the Opéra National de Paris, conducted by James Conlon with Natalie Dessay in the title role. A superb tribute to Andersen on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth (2 April 2005) which will thrill audiences of all ages.


Stravinsky: Le Rossignol

Golden Prague, Golden Prague 2005; Golden FIPA, FIPA 2005; Best Film in the category ‘Any Other Type of Television Dealing with Opera or Operetta’; Vienna TV Award 2004


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49 mins
Christian Chaudet
Agat Films, ARTE France, EMI Music, Mikros Image in association with CNC, PROCIREP, Région île de France, DRS / ARTV / AVRO / THIRTEEN / YLE / ORF / SVT
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