CHARLES GOUNOD (1818-1893): La nonne sanglante.
Catalogue Number: 09V036
Description: The plot of Gounod’s opera is drawn from Matthew Lewis’s once famous 1796 novel “The Monk”. The subject is a Gothic melodrama featuring warring families, two lovers, and the vengeful spectre of the Nun, to which Gounod responds with music that fuses Romanticism with the supernatural on the grandest scale. This ground-breaking production features memorable set pieces enhanced by the stark drama of the stage setting and brilliant cinematic lighting effects. The recording took place in June 2018 at the Opéra Comique in Paris, France. Marion Lebègue (mezzo), Vannina Santoni (soprano), Michael Spyres (tenor), Accentus, Insula Orchestra; Laurence Equilbey. 16:9 aspect. NTSC all regions. PCM stereo or DTS 5.1 surround. 139 min.