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Prokofiev: Betrothal In A Monastery / Gergiev, Diadkova


Release Date: 04/14/1998 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462107   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Nikolai GassievSergei AlexashkinLudmila KassianenkoAnna Netrebko,   ... 
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater OrchestraKirov Theater Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gergiev has a grasp of this opera's many facets...and his orchestral work is extremely convincing too. [H]e is as alert to the work's humor – this opera is all about mixups and double-crossings and disguises – and to Prokofiev's colorful orchestral interludes, as well as to the flow of the drama.

-- Robert Cummings, www.classical.net
Gergiev has a grasp of this opera's many facets...and his orchestral work is extremely convincing too. [H]e is as alert to the work's humor – this opera is all about mixups and double-crossings and disguises – and to Prokofiev's colorful orchestral interludes, as well as to the flow of the drama.

-- Robert Cummings, www.classical.net Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Betrothal in a Monastery, Op. 86 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Nikolai Gassiev (Tenor), Sergei Alexashkin (Bass), Ludmila Kassianenko (Mezzo Soprano),
Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Marianna Tarasova (Mezzo Soprano), Evgeny Akimov (Tenor),
Alexandr Gergalov (Baritone), Yuri Shkliar (), Vladimir Vaneev (Bass),
Liubov Sokolova (Mezzo Soprano), Vladimir Zhivopistsev (), Vladimir Kniazev (),
Valery Sobanov (), Sergei Liadov (), Georgi Zastavnij (Baritone),
Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass), Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1941; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg 
Length: 153 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Russian 

Sound Samples

Betrothal in a Monastery: Overture
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "But that is just fantasy!"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "Plain. Round-shouldered"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "She has shaken your hand"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "The moon looks in at your window"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "Stop that mewing"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: Masker's Dance
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: " I had better get her married her off"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "Friends, depart"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 2: "It will work, Nanny, won't it?"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 2: "Splendid, Señor, splendid"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 2: "Will you cherish me in my old age?"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 2: "Give it back!"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 2: "If you have a daughter"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 2: "It looks like the first act"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "Buy some fish"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "Rosina...Rosina..."
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "Ferdinand alone is dearer"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "If I had known"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "My beard?"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "There is no greater happiness"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 4: "Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 4: "My prettty...My pretty..."
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 4: "When the cheerful fop starts hanging around"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 4: "Well?"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 5: "Ah, time does not want to move on at all"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 5: "Come in, come in, Antonio"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 5: "Should we take a sly look"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 5: "It's bad to peep"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 5: "How my soul is beaming!"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 6: "You are not playing in tune"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 6: "My respectful greetings to the Señor"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 6: "Please, let us continue"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 6: "Lopez!"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 7: "Here I am, a nun"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 7: "They have gone gladdened"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 7: "It must be here..."

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