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Slavic Opera Arias / Krassimira Stoyanova

Stoyanova / Rundfuckorchester / Baleff
Release Date: 08/23/2011 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 830111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Parashkev HadzhievAlexander BorodinAntonín DvorákNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,   ... 
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although she came to international prominence in leading soprano roles in Italian and French operas, Krassimira Stoyanova is equally at home in the Slav repertory, a point well illustrated by her European successes as Xenia in a touring production of Dvo?ák's Dimitrij under Sir Richard Hickox and by last year's triumphant performances as Dvo?ák's Rusalka at the Zurich Opera. And she has also appeared frequently in one of the most famous roles in Russian opera: Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. All of which is a good enough reason to present scenes from all these works as part of her new recital for ORFEO, an album in which she appears with the Munich Radio Orchestra under Pavel Baleff. And yet this varied compilation Read more includes far more than this, for with Parashkev Hadjiev's Maria Desislava and Veselin Stoyanov's Hitar Petar, Krassimira Stoyanova also draws attention to two operas from her Bulgarian homeland. Both are 20th-century works, and both of the soprano arias that are taken from them reveal a high degree of originality in their handling of the orchestra and their melodic writing. With every breath Krassimira Stoyanova brings out all the elegance, beauty and radiant colour of these two very different pieces. And the same is true of Tchaikovsky's final opera Iolanta and of Maria's lullaby from Mazeppa, a number which, dramaturgically speaking, provides a tragic and profoundly affecting dénouement to the action and which is sung by Krassimira Stoyanova with all the requisite simplicity, making its impact all the more intense. The same may be said of Ma?enka in Smetana's The Bartered Bride, while Lisa's aria from another of Tchaikovsky's operas, The Queen of Spades, reveals all its dramatic potential. Finally, Krassimira Stoyanova displays her world-class credentials in the scenes from Borodin's Prince Igor and from Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden and The Tsar's Bride, allowing her uniquely varied vocal facets to flash like diamonds, while building to an impressive climax within the aria's overarching form. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Maria Desislava: Scene 4. Velíki bózhe, chuy móyata molbá! by Parashkev Hadzhiev
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Prince Igor: Ne málo vrémeni proshió s tekh por by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 9 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Rusalka, Op 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Dimitrij, Op. 64/B 127: Mne zdálo se, ze smrt bledá by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czechoslovakia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
5.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: Necitelná Vodní Moci by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czechoslovakia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6.
Dimitrij, Op. 64/B 127: On odesel! Jiz obet' dokonána by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czechoslovakia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7.
Snegurochka: S podrúzhkami po yágodu khodit' (Prologue) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1880-1881; Russia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
Hitar Petar: Act 1. Zvezdíte tázi noshch blestyát by Vesselin Stoyanov
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Modern 
Written: 1958 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
9.
Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Act 3. Och, jaky zal! jaky to zal by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1863-1870; Czechoslovakia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10.
Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar's Bride): Act 4. Iván Sergéyevich, khóchesh by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Russia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
11.
Yevgeny Onegin (Eugene Onegin): Act 1. Puskáy pogíbnu ya (Letter Scene) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 12 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12.
Iolanta: Otchevó éto prézhde ne znála by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
13.
Mazeppa: Act 3. Spi, mladénets moy prekrásny by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Russia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14.
Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spades): Act 3. Uzh pólnoch blízitsya by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova (Voice)
Conductor:  Pavel Baleff
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
Venue:  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 1 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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