Genre: Classical, Opera
Issued: UK, Opus Arte
Directed by Annabel Arden
Starring: Felicity Palmer, Marie McLaughlin, Riccardo Novaro, Massimo Giordano, Luigi Roni, Olga Shalaev, Adrian Thompson, Christopher White, Maxim Mikhailov, Alessandro Corbelli, Sally Matthews, Vyacheslav Voynarovsky, Richard Mosley-Evans, James Gower, Robert Davis, Matilda Leyser
About the film: Director Annabel Arden not flaunt "new interpretation", but its scenic images full of depth and ambiguity. Set designer Vicki Mortimer created shaky, bezbytovuyu pierced wind of anguish and uncertainty environment for "The Miserly Knight," which through the openwork design are seen as if the eyes and ears of anonymous witnesses. What makes Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Rachmaninoff's opera, on the border of artistic discovery. We hold hour of continuous suspense, we have a feeling that with us in person is about to happen something terrible. Unstoppable flow of the music of Rachmaninoff seems to us like a whirlwind, rushing through the circles of hell, a wild beast, riding on which to wade through the horrors of our souls. But Yurovsky and Arden was unable to create a masterpiece without the main character. Sergei Leiferkus reaches interpretation of the image of Baron such a height that seems to be superior to all his previous - and quite a lot - to achieve. Pushkin word reincarnation Rachmaninoff comes from Leiferkus his own text. With quite a decent performance of other roles, "The Miserly Knight" by the star shining Leiferkus perceived as monoopera.