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Glinka: A life for the Tsar


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Glinka’s opera A Life for the Tsar is a “patriotic-heroic tragic opera” in four acts with an epilogue. During the Soviet era, the opera was known as “Ivan Susanin.” The original Russian libretto, based on historical events, was written by Nestor Kukolnik, Egor Fyodorovich von Rozen, Vladimir Sollogub and Vasily Zhukovsky. The historical basis of the plot involves Ivan Susanin, a patriotic hero of the early 17th century who gave his life in the expulsion of the invading Polish army for the newly elected Tsar Mikhail, the first of the Romanov dynasty, elected in 1613. This production features opera stars Boris Christoff, Teresa Stich-Randall, Nicolai Gedda, and Mela Burgarinovitch along with the Belgrade Opera Chorus and Orchestre Lamoureux conducted by Igor Markevitch. Critics agree, this is the most representative recording of Glinka’s masterpiece.
Facts
Item number WS121.370
Barcode 8051773573705
Release date 7/6/2018
Category Opera
Label URANIA RECORDS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Performers
Classical Artist Christoff, Boris
Gedda, Nicolai
Stich-Randall, Teresa
Classical Composer Markevitch, Igor
Orchestra Lamoureux Orchestra
Disc: 1
Zhizn' za tsarya (A Life for the Tsar), Op. 4 (arr02:35:01
1 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4: Overture 00:08:15 Lamoureux Orchestra Markevitch, Igor
2 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act I: Coro di contadi 00:05:09 Belgrade National Opera Chorus Lamoureux Orchestra Markevitch, Igor
3 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act I: Cavatina e rond 00:07:39 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Stich-Randall, Teresa
4 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act I: Scena e coro 00:05:09 Belgrade National Opera Chorus Stich-Randall, Teresa Lamoureux Orchestra Markevitch, Igor Christoff, Boris
5 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act I: Scena, trio e f 00:16:57 Christoff, Boris Gedda, Nicolai Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Stich-Randall, Teresa Belgrade National Opera Chorus
6 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act II: Polacca 00:04:11 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Belgrade National Opera Chorus
7 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act II: Krakowiak 00:05:59 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra
8 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act II: Mazurca e fina 00:11:12 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Belgrade National Opera Chorus
9 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act III: Intermezzo 00:02:58 Lamoureux Orchestra Markevitch, Igor
10 A Life for the Tsar, Op. 4, Act III: Canzone e due 00:08:27 Christoff, Boris Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Bugarinovic, Melanie
Disc: 2
Zhizn' za tsarya (A Life for the Tsar), Op. 4 (arr02:35:01
1 A Life for the Tsar, Act III: Coro 00:03:29 Belgrade National Opera Chorus Lamoureux Orchestra Markevitch, Igor Christoff, Boris
2 A Life for the Tsar, Act III: Quartetto 00:10:59 Christoff, Boris Gedda, Nicolai Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Stich-Randall, Teresa Bugarinovic, Melanie
3 A Life for the Tsar, Act III: Scena e coro 00:13:16 Christoff, Boris Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Stich-Randall, Teresa Bugarinovic, Melanie Belgrade National Opera Chorus
4 A Life for the Tsar, Act III: Coro nuziale e scena 00:02:14 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Belgrade National Opera Chorus
5 A Life for the Tsar, Act III: Romanza e coro 00:05:42 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Stich-Randall, Teresa Belgrade National Opera Chorus
6 A Life for the Tsar, Act III: Finale 00:01:57 Gedda, Nicolai Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Stich-Randall, Teresa Belgrade National Opera Chorus
7 A Life for the Tsar, Act IV: Intermezzo 00:00:49 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra
8 A Life for the Tsar, Act IV: Coro e aria 00:06:28 Gedda, Nicolai Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Belgrade National Opera Chorus
9 A Life for the Tsar, Act IV: Aria e coro 00:09:22 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Bugarinovic, Melanie Belgrade National Opera Chorus
10 A Life for the Tsar, Act IV: Coro 00:03:50 Christoff, Boris Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Belgrade National Opera Chorus
11 A Life for the Tsar, Act IV: Aria 00:05:43 Christoff, Boris Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra
12 A Life for the Tsar, Act IV: Recitativo e finale 00:11:04 Christoff, Boris Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Belgrade National Opera Chorus
13 A Life for the Tsar, Act IV: Epilogo 00:03:05 Markevitch, Igor Lamoureux Orchestra Belgrade National Opera Chorus
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