Tchaikovsky Queen of Spades Great Scenes

Constantine Orbelian, conductor
Philharmonia of Russia
Spiritual Revival Choir of Russia
Lev Kontorovich, director
Sergej Larin, tenor
Elena Prokina, soprano
Vassily Gerello, baritone
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone
Elena Obraztsova, mezzo-soprano
Marina Domashenko, mezzo-soprano
Irina Vaschenko, soprano
Alexei Maslov, baritone

Prelude / 3:40
"I do not know her name..." / 2:35
"One day at Versailles..." / 3:43
"I'll sing for you..." / 4:59
"Why these tears..." / 9:13
"Forgive me, heavenly creature..." / 2:37
"You are so sad...I love you..." / 5:19
"Oh, how I detest today's world..." / 7:07
"Do not be frightened..." / 7:14
"Poor thing! What an abyss..." / 3:01
"I am so frightened..." / 3:30
"Midnight is near..." / 5:07
"What if the clock chimes..." / 8:16
"We will drink and be happy..." / 1:33
"If sweet maidens..." / 2:10
"What is our life?" / 7:50

Great Scenes from Queen of Spades launches an exciting new Delos series. Designed for opera lover and neophyte alike, the Great Scenes series captures the essence of an opera in a one-CD/one-SACD version. The scenes are chosen to represent the music, drama, and characterizations that make a particular opera memorable. Unlike "highlights" excerpts, or a collection of arias, the "Great Scenes" series is meant to preserve the flow of an opera's story and character portrayal. We record the scenes expressly for presentation on a single disc, with outstanding singers who are currently performing their respective roles in major opera houses around the world.

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