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Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko / Gergiev, Kirov Opera

Rimsky-korsakov / Kvo / Kvob / Gergiev
Release Date: 09/12/2006 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000661909  
Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Yevgeny BoitsovSergei AleksashkinMarianna TarasovaVladimir Galusin,   ... 
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sadko is considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s greatest opera, with its exotic world of myth, magic and mystery encapsulating all the seductive charm of 19th-century Russian opera. Valery Gergiev directs a huge, all-star cast in this magnificent Kirov staging of the sea-faring adventures of Sadko, the fabled minstrel from Novgorod. The latest in a long line of prestigious Kirov/Gergiev productions released on Philips DVD, this widescreen DVD will be the only DVD version of 'Sadko' on the market. Features surround sound and multi-language subtitles.

Duration: 175 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Region: 0 (all)
Sound: LPCM Stereo & DTS 5.1 Surround (MSM Surround)
Subtitles: English, French, German,
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"The Kirov serves up pure pantomine magic in a stirring tale of the sea . . . A tight, well worked and beautifully scored opera whose time must come . . . . If the term “opera-ballet” has confused you, all becomes clear here as the two disciplines are beautifully fused. . . . This is conservatism by choice and tradition which is capable of producing some astonishing coups de theater. . . . To say the cast is stellar is to understate the case . . . . The main action is carried well by Vladimir Galusin's charismatic but nicely understated Sadko . . . . Brian Large has done nothing finer than this careful, atmospheric rendering of early 20th-century high theatrics. Gergiev conducts most fluently . . . . Highly recommended as a guilty pleasure." -- Mike Ashman, Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1. Sadko by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Yevgeny Boitsov (Tenor), Sergei Aleksashkin (Bass), Marianna Tarasova (Mezzo Soprano),
Vladimir Galusin (Tenor), Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano), Valentina Tsidipova (Mezzo Soprano),
Genadij Bezzubenkov (Bass)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russi 

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