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The Love of Three Oranges - Prokofiev/Maurice Sendak/Glyndebourne
The Love of Three Oranges - Prokofiev/Maurice Sendak/Glyndebourne

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Item #:  D4460
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031446090
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8835-7

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Glyndebourne’s production of The Love of Three Oranges is nothing short of a sizzling visual extravaganza. The combination of Frank Corsaro’s innovative direction and the brilliant creative designs of Maurice Sendak has created an opera which mixes fantasy, nightmare, romance and satire. The whole production is alive with acrobats, jugglers, body-builders, monsters, outrageous inflatable figures, colossal puppets and special animated sequences – creating a farcical, carnival atmosphere.

Willard White powerfully portrays the King whose son, a doleful hypochondriac, can only be cured through laughter. The antics of the court jester, Truffaldino, fail to raise even a giggle, and it is only when the wicked witch Fata Morgana accidently loses her skirt that the Prince breaks into hysterics. In revenge Morgana condemns the Prince, sung with “…fine lyrical fervour” by Ryland Davies (Musical Times), to fall in love with three oranges which he pursues for three thousand miles. The exciting rhythms and brilliant orchestration of Prokofiev’s score are conducted by Bernard Haitink.


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Cast & Crew

Roger Bryson
Ryland Davies
Colette Alliot-Lugaz
Derek Hammond-Stroud
Ugo Benelli
Willard White
Richard Van Allan
Nelly Morpurgo
Nucci Condo
John Pringle
Peter-Christoph Runge
Fiona Kimm
Susan More
Yvonne Lea
Hugh Hetherington

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Heitink

Designs by: Maurice Sendak

Choreographer: Pauline Grant
Associate Producer: Robert Carsen
Producer: Frank Corsaro
Executive Producer: Herbert Chappell
Directed for video: Rodney Greenberg

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