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Rimsky-korsakov: The Tsar's Bride / Simonov, Vedernikov, Kovaleva, Terentieva

Rimsky-korsakov / Vedernikov / Kovaleva / Simonov
Release Date: 09/14/2010 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4526  
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris MorozovYuri GrigorievAlexander VedernikovNina Terentieva,   ... 
Conductor:  Yuri Simonov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraBolshoi Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Composed in 1898, “The Tsar’s Bride” was Rimsky-Korsakov’s tenth opera. Based on the true story of an ill-fated peasant bride of Tsar Ivan (“Ivan the Terrible”), the opera is filled with lush “cantilena” melodies. This 1983 Bolshoi Opera production features Alexander Vedernikov, Lydia Kovaleva, and Nina Terentieva, under the direction of Yuri Simonov.

Color, Mono, 158 minutes; Sung in Russian, with optional subtitles in English, French, and Russian. All regions.

The Tsar’s Bride
Opera in Four Acts
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto by Il’ya Tyumenev, after the play by Lev Mey

Vasiliy Stepanovich Sobakin: Alexander Vedernikov
Marfa: Lydia Kovaleva
Read more Gryaznoy: Yuri Grigoriev
Malyuta Skuratov: Boris Morozov
Ivan Sergeyevich Likov: Evgeny Shapin
Lyubasha: Nina Terentieva
Yelisey Bomelius, the Tsar’s Physician: Konstantin Pustovoi
Domna Ivanovna Saburova, a merchant woman: Larissa Yurchenko
Dunyasha, her daughter, and Marfa's girlfriend: Marina Shutova
Petrovna, the Sobakins' Housekeeper: Nina Grigorieva
The Tsar's Stoker: Vladislav Pashinsky
A Maiden: Nina Larionova
A Young Lad: Nikolai Vasiliev

Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Yuri Simonov, conductor
Live Performance, 1983

Stage Director: Oleg Moralev
Production Design: Fedor Fedorovsky and Nonna Fedorovskaya
Director for Television: Alexander Barannikov
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Works on This Recording

Tsar's Bride by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Boris Morozov (Bass), Yuri Grigoriev (Voice), Alexander Vedernikov (Bass),
Nina Terentieva (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Kovaleva (Mezzo Soprano), Evgeny Shapin (Voice)
Conductor:  Yuri Simonov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Russia 

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