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Misha Didyk (Herman), Tatiana Serjan (Lisa), Larissa Diadkova (Countess), Alexey Shishlyaev (Tomskij and Plutus), Alexey Markov (Yeletzki)
Kinderchor der Bayerischen Staatsoper & Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons
Serjan is a vibrant, fearless Lisa...Hers is a voice with plenty of ‘blade’ when required, yet she can shade it beautifully...[Didyk] surprises with his baritonal depths here as Herman, as well... — More…
Anna Netrebko (Iolanta), Sergey Skorokhodov (Vaudémont), Alexey Markov (Robert), Monika Bohinec (Martha), Junho You (Almerik), Lucas Meachem (Ibn-Hakia), Vitalij Kowaljow (King René)
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Emmanuel Villaume
Netrebko sounds radiant, if improbably imperious as the young, blind princess, who magically finds love and sight in the arms of the smitten Count Vaudémont, sung by rousing tenor Sergey Skorokhodov.... — More…
Nuccia Focile (Tatyana), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Eugene Onegin), Neil Shicoff (Lensky), Sarah Walker (Larina), Olga Borodina (Olga), Irina Arkhipova (Filipyevna), Alexander Anisimov (Prince Gremin)
St Petersburg Chamber Choir & Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychkov
This is a magnificent achievement on all sides.
In a recording that is wide in range, the work comes to arresting life under Bychkov's vital direction. Too often of late, on disc and in the theatre,... — More…
Irina Arkhipova (Countess), Natalia Datsko (Lisa), Vitaly Tarashchenko (Hermann), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Yeletsky), Lidia Chernykh (Masha), Nina Romanova (Polina), Tatiana Kuzminova (Governess), Grigory Gritsyuk (Tomsky), Alexander Vedernikov (Surin), Oleg Klenov (Chekalinsky), Vladimir Grishko; Moscow...
Hvorostovsky was on imperious form, silky yet virile, phrases pouring like molten gold, although it’s interesting to note snatches of breath which became even more audible as his career progressed…[Arkhipova]... — More…
from the Salzburg Festival, Grosses Festspielhaus, August 2018
Brandon Jovanovich (Hermann), Evgenia Muraveva (Lisa), Vladislav Sulimsky (Count Tomsky / Plutus), Igor Golovatenko (Prince Yeletsky), Hanna Schwarz (Countess)
Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons (conductor)
Alexander Marinković (Herman), Jovan Gligorijević (Count Tomsky), Dušan Popović (Prince Yeletsky), Melanija Bugarinović (Countess), Valerija Heybal (Liza), Biserka Cvejić (Polina), Dragutin Petrović (Chekalinsky), Alexander Veselinović (Surin), Zivojin Iovanović (Chaplitsky), Vladimir Popović (Narumov),...
Bugarinović has a dark, almost contralto-ish tone and no Slavic wobble. — More…
Wieslaw Ochman (Hermann), Stefka Evstatieva (Lisa), Penka Dilova (Countess), Ivan Konsulov (Count Tomsky), Yuri Mazurok (Prince Yeletsky), Stefania Toczyska (Pauline), Angel Petkov (Chekalinsky), Peter V Petrov (Surin), Mincho Popov (Chaplitsky), Mincho Popov (Major-domo), Stoil Georgiev (Narumov),...
Strongly cast and dramatically conducted by Emil Tchakarov, this Queen of Spades features Wieslaw Ochmann and Stefka Evstatieva’s particularly striking Hermann and Pauline. — More…
Dušan Popović (Eugene Onegin), Mira Verčević (Larina), Valerija Heybal (Tatyana), Biserka Cvejić (Olga), Melanija Bugarinović (Filipyevna), Drago Starc (Lensky), Miroslav Čangalović (Prince Gremin), Stepan Andrashevich (Triquet)
National Theatre, Belgrade, Oskar Danton
Popović makes a wonderfully haughty Onegin...Starc is a lovely Lensky, with more of a pulpy tone and less of the nasal Russian tenor qualities often associated with this role. — More…
Renee Fleming (Tatyana), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Ramon Vargas (Lensky) & Elena Zaremba (Olga), Sergej Aleksashkin (Gremin), Svetlana Volkova (Larina), Larissa Shevchenko (Filipyevna), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Triquet)
Metropolitan Opera, Valery Gergiev
Luxuriously cast but staged with restraint, Robert Carsen's production as revived by Peter McLintock has already reached wide audiences through the Met's live screenings. For one, Onegin really... — More…
Olessa Golovneva (Iolanta), Alexander Vinogradov (René), Andrei Bondarenko (Robert), Dmytro Popov (Vaudémont), Vladislav Sulimsky (Ibn-Hakia), John Heuzenroeder (Alméric), Marc-Olivier Oetterli (Bertrand), Dalia Schaechter (Marta), Justyna Samborska, Marta Wryk (Laura)
Gürzenich Orchestra of...
as a young innocent, Golovneva's Iolanta is preferable to the fuller, darker soprano of Netrebko…Vinogradov's soft-grained bass is rock-solid and on magnificent form…Popov is in mellifluous,... — More…