Hibla Gerzmava: Soprano | Melodiya MELDVD7002259

Hibla Gerzmava: Soprano

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELDVD7002259

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 30th June 2014

Contents

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Norma
» Casta diva
» Overture

Donizetti, Gaetano

L'Elisir d'Amore
» Quanto amore
Lucia di Lammermoor
» Regnava nel silenzio

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

La clemenza di Tito, K621
» Overture
Vesperae solennes de confessore in C major, K339 (Solemn Vespers)
» Laudate Dominum

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Largo al factotum
» Overture

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (4), op.27
» no.4 Morgen

Verdi, Giuseppe

Il Corsaro
» Medora's aria
Otello
» Mia madre aveva una povera ancella (Act 4) 'Willow Song'

Artists

Hibla Gerzmava (soprano)
Arsen Sogomonian (baritone)
National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia

Conductor

Vladimir Spivakov

Works

Bellini, Vincenzo

Norma
» Casta diva
» Overture

Donizetti, Gaetano

L'Elisir d'Amore
» Quanto amore
Lucia di Lammermoor
» Regnava nel silenzio

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

La clemenza di Tito, K621
» Overture
Vesperae solennes de confessore in C major, K339 (Solemn Vespers)
» Laudate Dominum

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Largo al factotum
» Overture

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (4), op.27
» no.4 Morgen

Verdi, Giuseppe

Il Corsaro
» Medora's aria
Otello
» Mia madre aveva una povera ancella (Act 4) 'Willow Song'

Artists

Hibla Gerzmava (soprano)
Arsen Sogomonian (baritone)
National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia

Conductor

Vladimir Spivakov

About

A strong voice, a bright dramatic gift, a passionate temperament, creative courage and a precise sense of a role – all these virtues are combined by the name of the unique opera singer Hibla Gerzmava, a People’s Artist of Russia and People’s Artist of the Republic of Abkhazia.

Hibla Gerzmava is an opera singer of a world scale, a remarkable actress and versatile musician. In 1994 she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where she majored in solo singing under professors Irina Maslennikova and Evgenia Arefieva, and completed her post-graduate course under Maslennikova in 1996.

Since 1995 Hibla has been a soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow, debuting as Musetta in Puccini’s 'La bohème'. The singer’s entry to the theatre signified the first stellar round of her singing career, in many ways thanks to a fruitful creative partnership with director Alexander Titel. That rare creative union gave the stage of the theatre bright operatic roles, such as Adina in Donizetti’s 'L’elisir d’amore', Musetta and Mimi and Puccini’s 'La bohème', Louisa in Prokofiev’s 'Bethrotal in a Monastery', Rosina in Rossini’s 'Il barbiere di Siviglia', Lyudmila in Glinka’s 'Rusland and Lyudmila' and, of course, a poignant and passionate Violetta in Verdi’s 'La traviata'.

The singer has toured with the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre in Korea, the United States and other countries. Today, the Russian prima donna is a guest star of the state opera houses of Vienna, Paris, Rome and Bavaria, Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Hibla has collaborated with Moscow Virtuosi led by Vladimir Spivakov, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and pianist Daniil Kramer’s jazz trio. She has performed with such prominent Russian and foreign musicians and conductors as Lorin Maazel, Antonio Pappano, Marco Armiliato, Ádám Fischer, Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Rudin, Mikhail Pletnyov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vasily Sinaisky and others.

In 2001, for her Lucia in Donizetti’s 'Lucia di Lammermoor', Hibla Gerzmava was awarded the national theatre prize The Golden Mask and Casta Diva as the Best Singer. She is also an owner of the Moscow Prize in the field of literature and arts (2010) and Triumph Award (2011).

The distinguished violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov’s versatile talent has been vividly realized in many spheres of social life. In 1979 he co-founded the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra with a group of musicians who shared his views and became its unchallenged artistic director, conductor and soloist. In 2003, Vladimir Spivakov became an artistic director and principal conductor of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia he created, and the president of the Moscow International House of Music.

On the initiative of Vladimir Spivakov, Hibla Gerzmava performed on October 14, 2013 in Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International House of Music, accompanied by the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Firma Melodiya presents the program of the concert on this DVD, which included both classic and less known Russian overtures, and arias and scenes from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.

Arsen Sogomonian, a soloist of the of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, prize laureate of the Moscow International Competition 'Romansiada', also took part at the concert.

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