Scenes from Russian Opera

August 4, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky and supporting cast give us a scene from Prokofiev’s War and Peace. Then the duet between Marina and Dmitri from Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov is sung by Evelyn Lear and Nicolai Gedda.

Music

“The Radiance of the Sky in Spring” from War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev
Asmik Grigorian, soprano; Irina Shishkova, mezzo; Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone; State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia; Constantine Orbelian, conductor
(Moscow 2015. DELOS DE 3517)

“Dmitri! Tsarevich Dmitri!” from Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
Evelyn Lear, soprano; Nicolai Gedda, tenor;
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire; André Cluytens, conductor
(Paris 1962. EMI 67884 2)