Poison D'Amour / Oksana Volkova, Orbelian, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: 3/19/2021
Label: Delos
Catalog Number: DE 3584
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 63 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This richly rewarding album is Oksana Volkova’s first solo album on Delos, though she appeared alongside the late, great Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Delos’s GRAMMY®-nominated 2017 release of Verdi’s complete Rigoletto. Here she delivers powerful, passionate and ravishing performances of (mostly) well-known French, Italian, Russian and Belarusian arias for mezzo-soprano. The composers include Bizet, Thomas, Saint-Saëns, Gounod, Cilea, Massenet and Mascagni; Russian masters heard here are Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky, alongside a rare treat: an arresting aria by Belarusian composer Dmitri Smolsky, whose music is almost completely unknown in the West. Glowing instrumental collaboration, as usual, comes courtesy of Maestro Constantine Orbelian, leading his trusty Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra.

Works on This Recording
1. Sapho, Act III: O ma lyre immortelle by Charles-François Gounod
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1851 ;
2. Act I: Printemps qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
3. Act II: Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix … by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
4. The Gray Legend: Ti pripomni jak lotaz kalisti u lugah mi zbirali by Dmitry Smolski
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
5. Mignon, Act I: Connais-tu le pays? by Ambroise Thomas
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; France
6. Sadko: Tableau 3: Fs'u noch zhdala jevo ja panaprasnu by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1896 ;
7. Werther, Act III: Va! Laisse couler mes larmes by Jules Massenet
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; France
8. The Maid of Orleans, Op. 4: Prostite Vi by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1879 ;
9. Carmen, Act I: Seguidilla: Pres des reparts de Seville by Georges Bizet
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1874 ;
10. Khovanshchina, Act II: Sily potainye by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1880 ;
11. Cavalleria rusticana, Act I: Voi lo sapete by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
12. Le Cid, Act III: Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux by Jules Massenet
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; France
13. Adriana Lecouvreur, Act II: Acerba volutta, dolce tortura by Francesco Cilea
Performer: Oksana Volkova (Mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1902 ;
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