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Stone Guest

Mozart / Salieri / Maslennikov / Atlantov / Ermler
Release Date: 09/14/2010 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4525  
Composer:  Alexander DargomizhskyNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Tamara SinyavskayaAlexander VedernikovTamara MilashkinaVladimir Atlantov,   ... 
Conductor:  Mark ErmlerRuben Vartanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraBolshoi Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An operatic double bill, featuring two rarely-performed works of the Russian repertoire, performed by leading stars of the Bolshoi Opera. Rimsky-Korsakov held Dargomyzhsky’s opera in high esteem, admiring especially his setting of recitative; after Dargomyzhsky’s death, it was Rimsky-Korsakov who completed the orchestration of “The Stone Guest.” Rimsky-Korsakov’s own opera “Mozart and Salieri” is a brilliant exploration of the rivalry between those two composers which later provided the inspiration for Peter Shaffer’s play “Amadeus.” The texts for both operas are taken almost verbatim from works of Alexander Pushkin, without an intervening librettist. Color, Mono, 4:3, 132 minutes; Sung in Russian, with optional subtitles in English, Read more French, and Russian, All regions

The Stone Guest
Opera in Three Acts
Music by Alexander Dargomyzhsky
Libretto based on the play by Alexander Pushkin

Don Juan: Vladimir Atlantov
Donna Anna: Tamara Milashkina
Leoporello: Alexander Vedernikov
Laura: Tamara Sinyavskaya
Don Carlos: Vladimir Valaitis
A Monk / Statue of the Commander: Vladimir Filippov
Laura’s Guests: Andrei Sokolov, Petr Glubokiy

Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Mark Ermler, conductor
Live Performance, 1979

Stage Director: Oleg Moralev
Production Design: Viliam Klementiev
Director for Television: Alexander Barannikov

Mozart And Salieri, Op. 48
Opera in One Act
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto based on the play by Alexander Pushkin

Mozart: Alexei Maslennikov
Salieri: Artur Eizen
Violinist: L. Novikov

Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Ruben Vartanian, conductor
Live Performance, 1981 Stage Director: G. Pankov
Production Design: Valery Levental
Director for Television: Alexander Barannikov Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The stone guest by Alexander Dargomizhsky
Performer:  Tamara Sinyavskaya (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Vedernikov (Bass), Tamara Milashkina (Soprano),
Vladimir Atlantov (Tenor), Vladimir Valaitis (Baritone)
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1855; Russia 
2. Mozart and Salieri, Op. 48 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Alexei Maslennikov (Tenor), Artur Eizen (Bass)
Conductor:  Ruben Vartanian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra,  Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Russia 

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