Conductor(s):
Genre(s):
Opera
Period(s):
Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C830111A
Barcode:
4011790830124
Release Date:
06/2017
Available Format(s):
CD

Krassimira Stoyanova: Slavic Opera Arias

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 Dvořák’s Dimitrij under Sir Richard Hickox and by last year’s triumphant performances as Dvořák’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. Krassimira Stoyanova
Krassimira Stoyanova
Foto: Johannes Ifkovits
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 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 Mařenka 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.


Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, Act I: Puskáy pogíbnu ya, no pryezhde
1.     Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, Act I: Puskáy pogíbnu ya, no pryezhde
12:39

Hadjiev, Parashkev

Maria Desislava, Scene 4: Velíki bózhe, chuy móyata molbá!
2.     Maria Desislava, Scene 4: Velíki bózhe, chuy móyata molbá!
03:49

Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich

Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor), Act I: Arioso: Ne málo vrémeni proshló s tekh por (Much time has passed)
3.     Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor), Act I: Arioso: Ne málo vrémeni proshló s tekh por (Much time has passed)
09:48

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Iolanta, Op. 69, Scene 1: Arioso: Otchevó éto prézhde ne znála
4.     Iolanta, Op. 69, Scene 1: Arioso: Otchevó éto prézhde ne znála
02:26
Mazeppa, Act III: Spi, mladénets moy prekrásny (Maria's Lullaby)
5.     Mazeppa, Act III: Spi, mladénets moy prekrásny (Maria's Lullaby)
02:14

Dvořák, Antonín

Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203
6.     Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203, Act I: Mesícku na nebi hlubokém
05:29
Dimitrij, Op. 64, B. 127
7.     Dimitrij, Op. 64, B. 127, Act IV: Mne zdálo se, že smrt bledá
07:29
Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203
8.     Rusalka, Op. 114, B. 203, Act III: Necitelná vodní moci
05:46
Dimitrij, Op. 64, B. 127
9.     Dimitrij, Op. 64, B. 127, Act IV: On odešel! Již obet' dokonána
04:00

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame), Op. 68, Act III: Uzh pólnoch blízitsya
10.     The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame), Op. 68, Act III: Uzh pólnoch blízitsya
07:48

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich

The Snow Maiden: Prologue: S podrúzhkami po yágodu khodít'
11.     The Snow Maiden: Prologue: S podrúzhkami po yágodu khodít'
03:39

Stoyanov, Vesselin

Khitar Petar (Cunning Peter), Act I: Zvezdíte tázi noshch blestyát
12.     Khitar Petar (Cunning Peter), Act I: Zvezdíte tázi noshch blestyát
02:31

Smetana, Bedřich

Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Act III: Och, jaký žal! Jaký to žal
13.     Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Act III: Och, jaký žal! Jaký to žal!
06:19

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich

Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar's Bride), Act IV: Aria: Iván Sergéyevich, khóchesh
14.     Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar's Bride), Act IV: Aria: Iván Sergéyevich, khóchesh
04:25

Total Playing Time: 01:18:22