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A lyric opera in one act, based on the Danish play Kong Renés Datter (King René's Daughter) by Henrik Hertz. Libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky

C a s t   o f   c h a r a c t e r s:

René, King of Provence................................................................Boris Bugaisky

Iolanta, his daughter...................................................................Glafira Zhukovskaya

Robert, Duke of Burgundy...................................................Panteleimon Nortsov

Count Vaudémont, a Burgundian knight......................................Grigori Bolshakov

Ebn-Hakia, a Moorish physician.................................................Alexander Baturin

Alméric, armor-bearer to King René..........................................Alexander Khosson

Bertrand, doorkeeper of the castle.......................................................Mikhail Solovyev

Marta, Bertrand's wife, Iolanta's nursemaid.....................................Maria Levina

Brigitta, Iolanta's friend..................................................Kapitolina Rachevskaya

Laura, Iolanta's friend................................................................Basya Amborskaya

Chorus, silent roles: Iolanta's servant-girls and friends, the king's retinue, the Burgundian Duke's regiment, men-at-arms
               Place: The mountains of southern France. Time: The 15th century
Recorded in 1940



CD1 (58.46)

  1. Introduction

  2. Scene (Marta, Iolanta, Brigitta, Laura)

  3. Iolanta's Arioso

  4. Scene and chorus (Martha, Brigitta, Laura, servants)

  5. Scene (Iolanta, Laura, Brigitta, Marta)

  6. Lullaby (Brigitta, Laura, Marta, chorus of servants)

  7. Scene (Bertrand, Alméric)

  8. Scene (King René, Ebn-Hakia, Marta)

  9. King René’s aria

10. Scene (King René, Ebn-Hakia)

11. Ebn-Hakia’s monologue

12. Scene (King René, Ebn-Hakia)

13. Scene (Robert, Vaudémont)

14. Robert's Aria

15. Scene (Vaudémont, Robert, Iolanta)

16. Duet (Iolanta, Vaudémont)

17. Duet - end (Iolanta, Vaudémont)

CD 2 (76.48)

Scene

  1. “Iolanta - My friends are calling my name” (Marta, Laura, Brigitta, Iolanta, King René, Vaudémont, Ebn-Hakia, Alméric, Bertrand, choir)

  2. “No, tell me what torment, suffering, pain” (Iolanta, Vaudémont, Alméric, Ebn-Hakia, Bertrand, King René, choir)

The finale

  3. “Forgive me, I deceived you” (King René, Vaudémont, Alméric, Robert, Bertrand)

  4. “Where am I?” (Iolanta, Ebn-Hakia)

  5. “Oh, the dome of the sky is radiant” (Iolanta, Ebn-Hakia, King René, Vaudémont, Brigitta, Laura, Marta, Alméric, Robert, Bertrand, choir)

  6. “The Source of Life and Cognition” (Iolanta, King René, Brigitte, Laura, Marta, Vaudémont, Alméric, Robert, Ebn-Hakia, Bertrand, Choir)

Bonus: GLAFIRA ZHUKOVSKAYA sings arias and romances
  7. Lyudmila’s cavatina (M. Glinka “Ruslan and Lyudmila”, Act 1)

  8. Parasya’s dumka (M. Musorgsky “Sorochinsky Fair”, Act 3)

  9. Martha’s aria (N. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Tsar's Bride”, Act 2)

10. Martha’s aria (N. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Tsar's Bride”, Act 3)

11. The Snow Maiden’s aria (N. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Snow Maiden”, prologue)

12. The Snow Maiden’s arietta (N. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Snow Maiden”, Act 1)

13. Mimi's aria (G. Puccini “La Bohème”, Act 1)

14. Butterfly’s aria (G. Puccini “Madama Butterfly”, Act 2)

15. Marguerite’s aria (C. Gounod “Faust”, Act 3)

16. Maria’s lullaby (P. Tchaikovsky “Mazepa”, Act 3)

17. Lilacs (S. Rachmaninov)

18. At my window (S. Rachmaninov)

Recorded in: 1934 (13,14), 1937 (7-10,16), 1938 (11,12), 1939 (15), 1941 (17,18)

Conductors: N. Golovanov (7-10,16), A. Orlov (15), L. Steinberg (11-14)

Pianoforte: S. Pogrebov (17,18)




Composers: Tchaikovsky P. I.