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Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)

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Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 150 min | 7,61 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Mariinsky | Sub: Russian, English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Espanol | Recorded: 2015

Originally composed to celebrate Pushkin’s centenary, the full title of the work - The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan - is indicative of the fantastical content of the opera. It is an old-fashioned Russian treat for the eyes and the ears from the country’s most long-standing musical institution. Filled with colourful music that is typical of Rimsky-Korsakov’s style, it is the origin of the instantly recognisable Flight of the Bumblebee, which arrives when the magic Swan-Princess changes Prince Gvidon Saltanovich into an insect.
Rarely staged and not often captured on film, this release is part of Valery Gergiev’s mission to showcase the breadth and depth that Russian music has to over, capturing Rimsky-Korsakov’s exciting, adventurous and magical work for posterity.
This production features a cast of the Mariinsky’s finest singers, including Irina Churilova as Tsaritsa Militrisa, Albina Shagimuratova as The Swan-Princess, and Edward Tsanga, who sadly passed away in early 2017, in the lead role.

Performer:
Tsar Saltan - Edward Tsanga
Tsaritsa Militrisa - Irina Churilova
Tsarevich Guidon - Mikhail Vekua
The Swan-Princess - Albina Shagimuratova
Tkachikha - Varvara Solovyova
Povarikha - Tatiana Kravtsova
Barbarikha - Elena Vitman
Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor - Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)