This title has two shorter operas, both directed by Peter Sellers and connected by the same stage setting at Teatro Real:
- Tchaikovsky Iolanta opera to a libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky. Stars Ekaterina Scherbachenko, Alexej Markov, Pavel Cernoch, Dmitry Ulianov, Willard White, Vasily Efimov, Pavel Kudinov, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Irina Churilova, and Letitia Singleton. Sung in Russian.
- Stravinsky Perséphone to a libretto by André Gide. Stars Dominique Blanc, Paul Groves, the Cambodian dance group Amrita, and the Pequeños Cantores chorus. Sung in French.
For both productions: Teodor Currentzis conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real; set designs by George Tsypin; costume design by Martin Pakledinaz & Helen Siebrits; lighting design by James F. Ingalls. Released 2012, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA
Update on 2014-06-18 by Henry McFadyen Jr.
In the June 2014 Gramophone (pages 102-103), Richard Lawrence wrote an article on recordings (in all formats) of one-act operas. Lawrence praises subject title Iolanta Blu-ray as the third best one-act opera recording that he knows of.