The Nightingale (#3103)
Igor Stravinsky's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale has been produced for television in an extraordinary animated interpretation by filmmaker Christian Chaudet. Stravinsky's score, inspired by Andersen's tale of a Chinese emperor enraptured with the beautiful singing of his treasured nightingale, comes to life as never before in a vibrant explosion of live performance and computer animation. With the orchestra and choir of the Opera National de Paris under the direction of James Conlon, the production features the on-screen performances of Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri seamlessly interwoven with Chaudet's dazzling visual effects. [54 minutes]
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