Elena Obraztsova sings Opera Arias | Melodiya MELCD1002299

Elena Obraztsova sings Opera Arias

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002299

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 5th January 2015

Contents

Works

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» Habanera 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle' (Love is a rebellious bird) (Act 1)

Donizetti, Gaetano

La Favorita
» O mio Fernando (Act 3)

Massenet, Jules

Werther
» Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (Air des larmes)

Mussorgsky, Modest

Boris Godunov
» Marina's aria
Khovanshchina
» Marfa's Aria

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Kaschey the Immortal
» Nastala noch 'Kascheyevna's aria'
Sadko
» Lubava’s Scene and Aria
The Snow Maiden
» Lel's Third Song
The Tsar's Bride
» Snaryzhay skorey, matushka rodimaya 'Lyubasha's Song'

Saint-Saens, Camille

Samson et Dalila, op.47
» Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Act 2)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

The Maid of Orleans
» Farewell, you native hills and fields 'Joan's Aria'
The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame), op.68
» Countess's Scene
» Polina's Romance

Verdi, Giuseppe

Don Carlo
» O don fatale (Act 3)
Il trovatore
» Stride la vampa! (Act 2)

Artists

Elena Obraztsova (mezzo-soprano)
USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

Conductors

Boris Khaikin
Odyssey Dimitriadi
Algis Ziuraitis
Mark Ermler

Works

Bizet, Georges

Carmen
» Habanera 'L'amour est un oiseau rebelle' (Love is a rebellious bird) (Act 1)

Donizetti, Gaetano

La Favorita
» O mio Fernando (Act 3)

Massenet, Jules

Werther
» Va! Laisse couler mes larmes (Air des larmes)

Mussorgsky, Modest

Boris Godunov
» Marina's aria
Khovanshchina
» Marfa's Aria

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Kaschey the Immortal
» Nastala noch 'Kascheyevna's aria'
Sadko
» Lubava’s Scene and Aria
The Snow Maiden
» Lel's Third Song
The Tsar's Bride
» Snaryzhay skorey, matushka rodimaya 'Lyubasha's Song'

Saint-Saens, Camille

Samson et Dalila, op.47
» Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Act 2)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

The Maid of Orleans
» Farewell, you native hills and fields 'Joan's Aria'
The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame), op.68
» Countess's Scene
» Polina's Romance

Verdi, Giuseppe

Don Carlo
» O don fatale (Act 3)
Il trovatore
» Stride la vampa! (Act 2)

Artists

Elena Obraztsova (mezzo-soprano)
USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

Conductors

Boris Khaikin
Odyssey Dimitriadi
Algis Ziuraitis
Mark Ermler

About

Firma Melodiya presents a jubilee release of one of the most distinguished singers of modern times - Elena Obraztsova.

Obraztsova has sung at the world’s best opera and concert houses. Her operatic heroines are known and loved by millions of listeners on different continents. She has worked with the greatest opera directors, conductors and soloists. However, the singer still considers the Bolshoi Theatre her principal operatic home, where she debuted as Marina Mniszech in Boris Godunov more than fifty years ago.

That was the time of the Bolshoi’s golden cohort, when Obraztsova’s voice and dramatic gift shone among the other outstanding representatives of Soviet music art. That was an era of the Bolshoi’s first international triumphs when the young singer, along with the other new soloists of the troupe, was receiving rousing welcomes during the tours of Italy and the United States. That was an era when the perennial traditions existed in harmony with the spirit of newness introduced by the younger artists and the experience shared with foreign peers.

The release features fragments of Russian and foreign operas which make up just a portion of Elena Obraztsova’s extensive repertoire. Still, they largely convey the main features of her performing individuality, her mastery of musical dramatic transformation making us recognize the singer’s voice on recordings from different years.

The music by Donizetti, Verdi, Saint-Saens, Bizet, Massenet, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky is performed to the accompaniment of the USSR Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra conducted by the outstanding maestros Boris Khaikin, Odyssey Dimitriadi, Algis Žiūraitis and Mark Ermler.

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