Marc Albrecht, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21990 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 187 min | 40,7 Gb
Audio1: Russian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3971 kbps
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 186 min | 10,0 Gb
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Korean
Opera lies at the heart of Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful idiom, but performances are few and far between; this realisation of his penultimate and grandest stage work is a very rare and special experience. Kitezh is known as ‘the Russian Parsifal’, which encapsulates its mystical flavour and steady unfolding of a legend of redemption. A largely Russian cast (headed by the stunning Svetlana Ignatovich) and production team works within a set that moves from opulent naturalistic scenery to some startling theatrical coups worthy of Rimsky’s underrated dramatic instincts.