The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev) - Opera Lyon, 2000 - HD with En – Iconic Arts
The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev) - Opera Lyon, 2000 - HD with English Subtitles

The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev) - Opera Lyon, 2000 - HD with English Subtitles

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Title: The Love for Three Oranges
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Date: 2000
Location: Opera Lyon, France
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Media Download Available: Digital Video (DVD) 
Quality & Size: Excellent/ Professional (480 MB)
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Details: With neat, plain building-block designs by Jacques Rapp, Louis Erlo's energetically-staged production of Prokofiev's surreal fairy-tale for the Lyon Opera is full of cartoon characters and swift farce. Based on a play by Carlo Gozzi, "L'Amour des Trois Oranges" tells the story of a doleful, hypochondriac Prince, who can only be cured through laughter. When he breaks into hysterics at the expense of the evil witch Fata Morgana, she curses him. His fate is to fall in love with three oranges. Speed and good humor make the stage bristle with life and Erlo's sunny conception is typified by the Prince, less an effete neurotic as Jean-Luc Viala plays him, than a pure Danny DeVito figure, pear-shaped and peppery. One of Prokofiev's running jokes is the warring camps of opera-lovers who keep wanting to intervene from beyond the proscenium and Erlo realizes this conceit very effectively, with the Lyon chorus clambering in and out of stage boxes and eventually invading the onstage action. Even the King, the great French bass Gabriel Bacquier, makes his entrance as a bumbling latecomer amid the front stalls. With Gabriel Bacquier, Jean-Luc Viala, Hélène Perraguin, Vincent Le Texier, Georges Gautier.