Kirov Opera – Three Russian Operas with Valery Gergiev
Sergei Liadov Father Elustaf | Georgy Zastavny Father Chartreuse | Fiodor Kuznetzov Father Benedictine | Liudmilla Kassianenko Lauretta (Louisa’s maid) | Liubov Sokolova Rosina (Clara’s maid)
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Three prestigious Kirov Opera recordings with Valery Gergiev, produced 1996 and 1998 by EuroArts Music, are re-released in a new compelling edition: Peter Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa, Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor and Sergei Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery.
Mazeppa and Prince Igor illustrate a historical drama about war, death and passion, set in Czarist Russia, while Betrothal in a Monastery takes a fun look at the confusions of love in a feudal Spain – lessons in history and a romantic story, side by side. Featuring powerful performances by world-class soloists such as Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Larissa Diadkova and Anna Netrebko.
Classic staging, faithful to the score and performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, formerly known as the Kirov Theatre, a venue that’s as full of history as the three operas are themselves.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa
Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor
Sergei Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery