|Alexander Profirevich Borodin|| |
Merknet svyet dnevnoy (from Prince Igor) (Daylight is Fading (Konchakovna’s Cavatina)
|Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky|| |
Laura’s First Song (from The Stone Guest)
|Mikhail Glinka|| |
Vanya’s Aria (from Ivan Susanin/A Life for the Tsar)
|Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky|| |
Khovanshchina – Marfa’s Song (edited by Rimsky-Korsakov)
Marina Mniszech’s Aria (From Boris Godunov)
|Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky Korsakov|| |
Dance of the Skomorochi (From the Snow Maiden)
Monologue of Lyubasha
|Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|| |
Countess’s Scene (from Pique Dame)
Jan ye sposobna k grusti tomnoy (from Eugene Onegin) (Olga’s aria, ‘I’m not the sort to sit in silence’)
Jeanne d’Arc, La Pucelle d’Orleans (Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orleans; Orleanskaya Dieva)
Podrugi milyye (from The Queen of Spades) (Polina/Pauline’s aria)
Prelude (From Pique – Dame)
Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo-Soprano)
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
From dreamy whispers to ecstasy, from young girls to mature women: this is all found in the fantastic voice of the great Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova.
Immediately, from the very first moment of her new Genuin CD, she draws us under her spell and presents diversity within its limitations: accompanied by the precise Philharmonie Baden-Baden under the direction of Pavel Baleff, the singer recorded solely Russian repertoire.
Discoveries and re-discoveries: even if one is familiar with the marvellous Boris Godunov or Eugene Onegin, who knows the Stone Guest, or The Maid of Orleans?
A superior blend of repertoire and world-class interpretation!