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Sadko


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Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, and Irina Arkhipova star in this 1980 Bolshoi production of the Rimsky-Korsakov opera conducted by Yuri Simonov.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Bolshoi Opera
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Video Artists Int'l
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
  • Run Time: 173 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0038M61IW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,826 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Giedrius Alkauskas on December 9, 2011
Format: DVD
First, I would like to mention the drawbacks of this DVD recording and the production itself. The sound quality is acceptable, except in some scenes (for example, Tableau IV) there are too many people on the stage, and the microphones seem to be jumping and the sound is momentarily being distorted. Another drawback is the cuts. This production (and all the soviet recordings, too), as far as cuts are concerned, are identical. In total, it amounts to maybe 15-20 minutes of music. First, the opening chorus of guests is shortened, then the song of Nezhata, and so on, and lastly, in the final, the gorgeous song of Sadko (where he retells his adventures) sung along with Nezhata, the three foreign guests, and chorus, is absolutely absent, too. Gergiev's version is also with many (but much less) cuts, and these usually are independent. For example, Gergiev skips the gorgeous dance-chorus in the Undersea kingdom "Ai lioli, lioli lado", and some other dances; thus the Tableau VI is longer in the production under review. And, finally, another drawback is the same as in Gergiev's version - "Sadko" is really an earnest and deep masterpiece with a profound humanistic message, and I personally do not like the circus-like attitude towards the staging of Tableau I, where skomorokhs are dressed and behave like clowns, mocking other people in a circus-like fashion. I really think Tableau I is very earnest part, and the production should be accordingly serious, too.
The rest are all advantages of this production. Vladimir Atlantov, here in his prime, really lifts the banner very high; some secondary roles are very good, too, like Duda and Sopel, or the Venetian guest (he makes one mistake, but the rest of his song is sung really magnificently). The decorations are very good, the see is gorgeous, one really indulges into the fairytale, and this is exactly the kind of production which many people prefer, and not so many places remain where You can see such an honest work, alas.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dr. J. J. Kregarman VINE VOICE on July 5, 2010
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I have both this and the Kirov version with Gergiev. The production and most of the singing are clearly superior here and only the picture quality is clearly superior with the Kirov. Given that the picture and sound on this DVD are quite acceptable this is the version to have if you only want one, and worth the purchase if you have the Kirov already. It's that enchanting.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Grossman on December 16, 2010
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Here is the second DVD of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko. Both this and the later Kirov are simply gorgeous and if you love the opera like I do you should have both. Both are quite different and dripping with gorgeous melody. There's more here than the Song of India.

It's hard to choose between the two but but this version - slightly - gets the nod.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rurix on September 13, 2013
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I trust I have summarized my impressions in the title of this review. Now a few words of explanation. One reviewer said the picture quality was "acceptable." It may be--on a small screen. I played this Sadko on a 42 inch screen, and, trust me, it looks terrible. So if you have a 42 inch TV or larger, and you think this picture quality is acceptable, you either 1) work for or own stock in VAI,or 2) are extremely easy to please. If you have a 30 inch TV, as I once did, this picture quality may be acceptable. I owned several VAI releases years ago, and they looked okay on a small TV. I currently have another VAI release of Russian material (Hvorostovsky singing songs of the war years) which was on Russian TV a few years ago (this performance of Sadko was on Russian TV circa 1980). That Hvorostovsky concert, in its VAI incarnation, is arguably acceptable in respect to picture quality, but is definitely nothing to write home about, as it does not even reflect the quality of modern TV in Russia. I have lived in Russia (2008-09), and have watched Russian TV. One of two conclusions is inevitable: 1) either the Russians provided shoddy material to VAI or 2) VAI botched the job of transferring this material to disc. The Kultur discs I own, while rarely all that could be desired, when Russian materials are in question, invariably seem to be superior to VAI's productions. BTW, I do not work for or own stock in Kultur.

With respect to this Bolshoi performance of "Sadko," there are several other Russian operas of the same vintage (1979-1981) which were available for purchase in Russia when I was there: "Boris Godunov," "Khovanshchina," "Prince Igor," and "Ivan Susanin." In all of them, the picture quality, while far from HD, is clearly superior to VAI's "Sadko.
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