AQVR 333-2
Choir & orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
conducted by Simeon Sakharov
Recorded in 1947

opera in 3 acts (6 tableaux), with prologue «The Boyar’s Wife Vera Sheloga»

Libretto by N. Rimsky-Korsakov after L. Mei

                  Cast of characters:

Boyar Sheloga              Vladimir Gavryushov

Vera Sheloga                            Sofia Panova

Nadezhada                              Elena Gribova

Tsar Ivan the Terrible       Alexander Pirogov

Tokmakov                    Nikolai Tschegolkov

Matuta                       Alexander Peregudov

Vjazemsky                        Mikhail Solovyev

Bomelius                           Ivan Man’shavin

Mikhailo Tucha                      George Nelepp

Olga                                 Elena Shumilova

Stepanida                          Natalia Sokolova

Perfilyevna            Margarita Shervinskaya

Vlasyevna                              Maria Levina

Yushko Velebin                     Ivan Skobtsov


CD1

Prologue «the Boyar's wife Vera Sheloga»

  1. Scene (Vlasyevna, Nadezhda, Vera)

  2. Vera's Tale

  3. The final scene (Vera, Nadezhda, boyar Sheloga)

«The Maid of Pskov»

  4. Overture

The first Act. The first tableau.

  5. A scene in a princely garden (Olga, Perfilyevna, Vlasyevna, Stepanida, maiden)

  6. The fairytale of Tsarevna Lada (Vlasyevna, Perfilyevna, maiden)

  7. Mikhail Tucha's song («Let me hear your call, my sweet cuckoo...»)

  8. Tucha and Olga's duet («Princess, don't be anxious...»)

  9. Intermezzo

The first Act. The second tableau.

10. A scene in the market place in Pskov

     (The people, Yushko Velebin, Tokmakov, Matuta, Mikhail Tucha)

11. Tucha's song (with choir)

     («People of Pskov, gather in the court yard. Hoi!...)

CD2

The second Act. The first tableau.

  1. Introduction and people’s chorus («Our terrible Tsar rides.»)

  2. Olga's arietta («Ah, Nanny, Nanny, there is no joy in my life now!.»)

  3. Chorus (a meeting with the Tsar) («The Tsar, our Sovereign...»)

The second Act. The second tableau.

  4. Intermezzo

  5. Scene («Should I Enter, or not ?...»)

      (Ivan the Terrible, Tokmakov, Matuta, Vyazemsky, Olga, Stepanida)

  6. Chorus (glorification of the Tsar) («From under a hillock...»)

The third Act. The first tableau.

  7. Wood, imperial hunting, a thunder-storm (a musical tableau)

  8. Maiden's Chorus («Ah, you dear, leafiest oak forest oak grove...»)

  9. Olga's arioso («Alone in the forest...»)

10. Olga and Mikhail’s duet («Olga!. I’m here, my friend!.»)

11. Scene («Oh, here! Here she is!.»)

      (Lackeys of boyar Matuta, Olga, Mikhail, Matuta)

The third Act. The second tableau

12. A scene in the Imperial camp («So,I have pardoned Pskov...»)

      (Ivan The Terrible, Vyazemsky, Matuta, oprichniks, Olga)

13. Olga's recitative and arioso («The Maiden tears and the maiden grief...»)

14. Tsar's arioso («tell me honestly...»)

15. A scene (Olga, Ivan The Terrible, Vyazemsky, Mikhail Tucha, freemen and outlaws, oprichniks)

16. Final chorus (Bomelius, the people)

      («The Lord only revives the dead...»)

      («It is the will of God that great Pskov has fallen...»)




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