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First up is Galina Vishnevskaya in Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko co-starring Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Atlantov and Yuri Mazurok; adopted by Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson pursued by Simon Keenlyside; and eventually a late-career Julia Varady as Tove in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder together with Hanna Schwarz and Thomas Moser.

 Prokofiev: Semyon Kotko

Sofya: Galina Vishnevskaya
Lyubka: Nina Lebedeva
Frosya: Elena Obraztsova
Khivrya: Veronika Borisenko
Semyon’s mom: Nina Novosyolova
First lady: Nina Fomina
Second lady: Galina Borisova
Third lady: Nina Grigoryeva
Semyon: Vladimir Atlantov
Mikola: Aleksandr Arkhipov
Tsaryov: Yuri Mazurok
Von Vichrov: Vladimir Valaitis
Tkachenko: Artur Eizen
Ivasenko: Stanislav Frolov
A employee: Aleksey Maslennikov
A translator: Vitali Vlasov
Outdated males: Boris Morozov & Yuri Korolyov
First Gaydamak: Vladimir Filippov
Second Gaydamak: Anatolit Mishutin

Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Bolshoi Opera visiting La Scala
6 November 1973

In-house recording

Britten: The Rape of Lucretia

Lucretia: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Feminine Refrain: Geraldine McGreevy
Lucia: Lisa Milne
Bianca: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tarquinius: Simon Keenlyside
Male Refrain: Ian Bostridge
Collatinus: John Reylea
Junius: Neal Davies

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Donald Runnicles

Edinburgh Pageant
19 August 1998


Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Tove: Julia Varady
Wooden-Dove: Hanna Schwarz
Waldemar: Thomas Moser
Klaus: Volker Vogel
Peasant: Günter von Kannen
Speaker: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Philharmonische Chöre von Bratislava und Bonn
Philharmonisches Orchester Dortmund

Conductor: Ralf Weikert

Konzerthaus, Dortmund

In-house recording

All three works may be downloaded by clicking on the icon of a cloud with an arrow pointing downward on the audio participant above and the ensuing mp3 file will seem in your obtain listing. Come again subsequent Tuesday for extra diva delicacies.

Final week’s combo of Pikovaya Dama and Le Comte Ory.

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