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Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off
Until 24th August 2020, we're offering up to 60% off over 4,500 opera CDs, SACDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Boris), Maxim Paster (Shuisky), Mika Kares (Pimen), Sergei Skorokhodov (Grigory), Okka von der Damerau (The Innkeeper), Alexey Tikhomirov (Varlaam), Hanna Husáhr (Xenia), Johanna Rudström (Feodor)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Kent Nagano
...this performance is excellent, beautifully sung and cogently paced. The cast is mostly Russophone, which ensures mostly accurate pronunciation...this version is in any case indispensable in... — More…
John Tomlinson (Boris), Stuart Kale (Prince Shuisky), Clive Bayley (Varlaam), Joan Rodgers (Xenia), Susan Parry (Feodor), Yvonne Howard (Old Nurse), Matthew Best (Pimen)
Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia, Paul Daniel
John Tomlinson has made the part of Boris his own, and this generous, 75-minute selection of excerpts from Boris Godunov is highly recommendable, even when compared with current Russian versions... — More…
Shostakovich's orchestration without his additions
Bulat Minjelkiev (Ivan Khovansky), Vladimir Galusin (Andrey Khovansky), Alexei Steblianko (Golitsyn), Nikolai Ohotnikov (Dosifey), Olga Borodina (Marfa), Valery Alexeev (Shaklovity), Yelena Prokina (Emma), Vassily Gerelo (Streshniev)
Kirov and Orchestra St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev
3 CDs($19.50) $15.50
Boris Christoff (Boris), Nicolai Gedda (Grigory (False Dmitry)), Eugenia Zareska (Marina), Kim Borg (Rangoni/Tchelkalov), Andre Bielecki (Shuisky/Missail), Eugenia Zareska (Fyodor), Ludmilla Lebedeva (Xenia), Lydia Romanova (Hostess), Wassili Pasternak (Simpleton)
Choeurs Russes de Paris, Orchestre...
3 CDs($15.25) $12.25
Miroslav Čangalović (Boris Godunov), Sofija Janković (Feodor Borisovich), Zlata Sesardić (Xenia Borisovna), Milica Miladinović (Xenia’s Nurse), Stepan Andrashevich (Prince Vasily Ivanovich Shuisky), Dušan Popović (Andrej Shchelkalov), Branko Pivnički (Pimen), Miroslav Brajnik (Pretender), Melanija...
Čangalović has a pleasing warm tone as Boris but lacks the true bass weight of Christoff’s ‘gold-brocaded black’ (Michael Oliver’s beautiful description)…The Pimen, Branko Pivnički, is recorded... — More…
2 CDs($13.00) $10.50
Drago Starc (Prince Vasily Golitsin), Dušan Popović (Shaklovity), Miroslav Čangalović (Dosifey), Melanija Bugarinović (Marfa), Anita Mezetova (Susanna), Stepan Andrashevich (A Scribe), Sofija Janković (Emma), Zivojin Milosavljević (Varsonofiev), Krsta Krstić (Kuzka), Živojin Iovanović (Streshnev),...
What strikes me generally is the modernity of the singing, a confidence that cleanly delivered notes and texts will do the work, without too much reliance on vocal acting…Starc is a lyrically... — More…
3 CDs($19.75) $15.75
Robert Lloyd (Boris), Olga Borodina (Marina), Alexei Steblianko (Girgory/False Dmitry), Sergei Leiferkus (Rangoni), Larissa Diadkova (Fyodor), Evgeni Boitsov (Shuisky), Alexander Morozov (Pimen), Vladimir Ognovienko (Varlaam), Olga Kondina (Xenia), Ludmila Filatova (Hostess), Vladimir Solodovnikov...
Film director Andrei Tarkovsky, famous for science- fiction classics Solaris and Stalker and the historical epic Andrei Rublev, was a master of symbolic effect – the gigantic pendulum, the grotesquely... — More…
Alexander Welitsch (Boris), Anneliese Rothenberger (Feodor), Margot Guilleaume (Xenia), Maria von Ilosvay (Nurse), Peter Markwort (Shuisky), Georg Hann (Pimen), Rudolf Schock (Grigory/Dimtri), Martha Mödl (Marina Minishek) & Gustav Neidlinger (Varlaam)
NDR Hamburg, Wilhelm Schüchter
2 CDs($12.75) $10.25
Boris Christoff (Boris Godunov), Josephine Veasey (Feodor), Joan Carlyle (Xenia), John Lanigan (Shuisky), Geraint Evans (Shchelkalov), Joseph Roleau (Pimen), Joseph Gostic (Grigory), Regina Resnik (Marina), David Kelly (Varlaam), Edith Coates (Hostess)
Royal Opera House, Rafael Kubelik