This landmark series opens up exciting vistasof challenging and rewarding repertoire for the discerning and adventurous singer. As with the Peters companion volumes of French Operatic Arias, this Russian series presents many of the justly celebrated arias, but alsojuxtaposes them with other less familiar gems, which undoutedly deserve wider recognition. Much of the selected repertoire is eminently suitable for audition purposes, so that each volume is a treasure trove for professional singers and students.
Contents: Glinka–Ruslan and Lyudmila (Ratmir); Ah, she brings joy (Ratmir); Dargomyzhsky–Rusalka: Days of love and fond affection (Princess); Borodin–Prince Igor: Night is falling now (Konchakovna); Mussorgsky–Boris Godunov: Go, Ruzya (Marina Mniszek); Khovanshc ina: Forcesof prophecy (Marfa); Through the marshes she made her way (Marfa); Tchaikovsky–Yevgeny Onegin: Ah, Tanya, Tanya (Olga); The Maid of Orleans: Farewell, dear land familiar fields and meadows (Joan); Tchaikovsky–The Queen of Spades: My friends, t ake heed of me (Pauline); That's enough now! (Countess); Rimsky-Korsakov–Kashchey the Deathless: The potion is prepared (Kashcheyevna; Arensky–Dream on the Volga: Sleep, my darlingdear (Old Woman); Schedrin (Schtschedrin)–NotLove Alone: Through the leaf y forest (Varvara)