Prokofiev: War and Peace

DVD / 2009

Olga Guryakova, Elena Obraztsova, Nathan Gunn, Robert Brubaker, and Anatoli Kotcherga star in this 2000 Opera national de Paris production of the Prokofiev opera conducted by Gary Bertini.

“The performance would be difficult to match, let alone surpass. The principals sing and act handsomely, fraunt with emotion.

Two lengthy bonuses reveal the organized chaos of backstage. These are quite perceptive about the relation of Tolstoy’s novel to the opera, the psychological interpretation of the characters and the events, but most of all the organization of such a complex production.” — American Record Guide, Charles H. Parsons, November 2009