This landmark series opens up exciting vistas of 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 also juxtaposes 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. Sheet Music & CD Play-along Pack available; see Q7580
Contents: Borodin–Prince Igor (Yaroslavana): Ah! Bitter woe!; Glinka–A Life for the Tsar (Antonida): Down the river is our village; Glinka–Ruslan and Lyudmila (Lyudmila): Captive and in dark despair; Mussorgsky–Sorochintsy Fair (Parasya): Ah, do not weep my darling; Rachmaninov–Francesca da Rimini (Francesca): Ah, do not weep, my Paulo; Rimsky-Korsakov–Sadko (Sea Princess/Vlkhova): Dream walked by the riversideRimsky-Korsakov–The Tsar's Bride (Marfa): In Novgorod we lived not far from Vanya; Rimsky-Korsakov–The Golden Cockerel (Queenof Shemakha): All-seeing Sun, you rise inglory; Rimsky-Korsakov–Christmas Eve(Oksana): Why do so many people praise me?;Serov–Judith (Judith): I remember the days of my youth; Shostakovich–Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District (Katerina): Look at nature Tchaikovsky–Yevgeny Onegin (Tatyana): I cannot hide my love (letter scene); Tchaikovsky–The Enchantress (Kuma): When your eyes look down from old Nizhny town; Tchaikovsky–The Enchantress (Kuma): Mybeloved, where are you?; Tchaikovsky–Queenof Spades (Liza): Sorrow and fear overwhelm me
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