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Three operas composed by Rachmaninov

The Miserly Knight
Francesca da Rimini

Orchestre symphonique and Chorus of la Monnaie.
Conductor : Mikhail Tatarnikov

Stage direction : Kirsten Dehlholm
In collaboration with Hotel Pro Forma

BAC133 / Opera recorded at the Théâtre National, Brussel - 06/2015

‘People often say to me : to let go of that melancholy – at your age and with your talent it’s a shame ! But everyone forgets that in addition to (perhaps) being a talented musician I am also a man who expects the same things from life as everyone else.’

Rachmaninov represents the waning of Romanticism in Russia yet, even by Russian standards, he was extremely fatalistic. His three one-act operas with libretti based on writings by Pushkin and Dante are linked by their theme : fate follows in the footsteps of sin, whether it be a matter of jealous murder, greed or illicit passion.

This triptych is a production of la Monnaie and is conducted by Mikhail Tatarnikov and directed by Kirsten Dehlholm.


  • Director: Christian Leblé
  • Length: 193 min - Image: Colour, 16/9, NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Zones: All Zones - 2 disc(s) - Release date:
RACHMANINOV TROIKA, a DVD rewarded by Classica RACHMANINOV TROIKA, a DVD rewarded by Opera Magazine