Russian Opera Classics Box Set

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Russian Opera Classics Box Set

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Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OABD7193BD

Discs:

5

Release date:

26th Feb 2016

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0809478071938

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Blu-ray

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Russian Opera Classics Box Set


Mussorgsky:

Boris Godunov

Recorded live from the Teatro Regio, Turin 7, 10 & 13 October 2010

Orlin Anastassov (Boris), Alessandra Marianelli (Xenia), Pavel Zubov (Fyodor), Ian Storey (Grigory), Vladimir Vaneev (Pimen), Peter Bronder (Prince Shuisky), Vasily Ladjuk (Andrey Shchelkalov), Vladimir Matorin (Varlaam), Luca Casalin (Missail), Nadezhda Serdjuk (Innkeeper), Evgeny Akimov (Holy Fool), Elena Sommer (Nurse), John Paul Huckle (Nikitich), Oliviero Giorgiutti (Mityukha), Matthias Stier (Boyar-in-attendance) & Andrei Konchalovsky (Khrushchyov)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Regio, Torino, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor) & Andrei Konchalovsky (director)

Rimsky Korsakov:

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia

Recorded live at the De Nederlandse Opera, February 2012

Svetlana Ignatovich (Fevroniya), John Daszak (Grishka Kuterma), Vladimir Vaneev (Prince Yuriy Vsevolodovich), Maxim Aksenov (Prince Vsevolod Yuryevich), Ante Jerkunica (Bedyay), Vladimir Ognovenko (Burunday), Alexey Markov (Fyodor Poyarok) & Mayram Sokolova (Page)

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus of Netherlands Opera, Marc Albrecht (conductor) & Dmitri Tcherniakov (director)

Shostakovich:

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Recorded live in Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam in June 2006

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina Izmailova), Christopher Ventris (Sergey), Carole Wilson (Aksinya), Vladimir Vaneev (Boris), Lani Poulson (Sonyetka), Ludovít Ludha (Zinovi), Alexandre Kravets (Shabby Peasant)

Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor) & Martin Kušej (stage director)

Tchaikovsky:

Eugene Onegin

Recorded live at De Nederlandse Opera, June & July, 2011

Olga Savova (Madame Larina), Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatjana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Nina Romanova (Filipjevna), Bo Skovhus (Jevgeni Onjegin), Andrej Dunaev (Vladimir Ljenski), Mikhail Petrenko (Vorst Gremin), Peter Arink (Petrovitsj), Roger Smeets (Zaretski), Guy de Mey (Monsieur Triquet) & Richard Prada (Zapevalo)

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor) & Stefan Herheim (stage director)

Pique Dame

Misha Didyk (Hermann), Emily Magee (Lisa), Lado Ataneli (Count Tomsky), Ludovic Tézier (Prince Yeletsky), Elena Zaremba (Polina), Ewa Podles (Countess), Mikhaïl Vekua (Chaplitsky), Francisco Vas (Chekalinsky) & Claudia Schneider (Masha)

Symphony Orchestra and chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Michael Boder (conductor) & Gilbert Deflo (director)


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With Boris Godunov Mussorgsky sets the stage, managing to embody Mother Russia in his monumental tale of Nation and Tsar at an eventful turn in history. Two more texts by Pushkin see achingly lyrical realisations by Tchaikovsky, who first tells of the callous, young Eugene Onegin and his tragic story of illusion, disaffection and frustrated love, and then, in Pique Dame, of the soldier Hermann, who is obsessed with the aristocratic Lisa and with coaxing a winning secret from her gambling grandmother, the Queen of Spades. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, his finest work for the stage, the master orchestrator spins a supernatural tale with the mystical flavour and steady unfolding of a legend of redemption, while Shostakovich runs the gamut of love, lust, power and oppression in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, a drama exploring the shadowy boundaries between victim and perpetrator. Orlin Anastassov, Bo Skovhus, Ewa Podleś and Eva-Maria Westbroek shine in the title roles, as does Svetlana Ignatovich as the forest maiden Fevronia, in vivid, opulent productions from De Nederlanse Opera and Barcelona’s Liceu.

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/IT/ES/NE

Running time: 919 MINUTES

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