Great Performances - Season 33, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Nightingale (Le Rossignol)


Episode Info

"The Nightingale (Le Rossignol)." Striking animation blends with live action in a film based on Stravinsky's fairy-tale opera (in Russian with English titles). Natalie Dessay sings the title role. Child: Hugo Simcic. Death: Violeta Urmana. Emperor: Albert Schaguidullin. James Conlon conducts the Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Directed by Christian Chaudet. The opera is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.


Natalie Dessay
as Nightingale
Laurent Naouri
as Chamberlain
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