Prokofiev: Semyon Kotko (DVD+Blu-Ray) – Viktor Lutsyuk, Tatiana Pavlovskaya

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Prokofiev: Semyon Kotko (DVD+Blu-Ray) – Viktor Lutsyuk, Tatiana Pavlovskaya

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Artists: Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Varvara Solovyova, Evgeny Nikitin, Roman Burdenko, Viktor Lutsyuk, Stanislav Leontyev, Olga Sergeeva, Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Director: Yuri Alexandrov
Format: NTSC
Language: Russian (English menus)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 2
Studio: Mariinsky
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2016
Run Time: 148 minutes

Marking the 125th anniversary of his birth, Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko is given an outstanding performance here by a fine cast, conducted by Valery Gergiev, who is widely regarded as one of Prokofiev’s greatest interpreters.

Set during 1918, in a post-Bolshevik Revolution climate, Semyon Kotko is a story of love, war, and resistance, Althouh lesser-known than Prokofiev’s other operas, such as War and Peace and Betrothal in a Monastery, Semyon Kotko is nevertheless a raw, thrilling, and utterly engrossing work.

“Valery Gergiev is a born Prokofiev interpreter.” (The Guardian)

“Viktor Lutsyuk has everything required for the part: the right voice, plenty of panache and lots of presence.” (The Moscow Times)

“Viktor Lutsyuk sang with bright-eyed enthusiasm as the model hero Semyon, and Tatiana Pavlovskaya was in captivating form as Sofia.” (The New York Times)

 



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