AQVR 299-2

Cast of characters:

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

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

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

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

Ibn-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

A legendary performance of the BOLSHOI THEATRE, Moscow to 100th Birthday of Peter Tchaikovsky.

Bonus tracks: GLAFIRA ZHUKOVSKAYA sings arias and romances