AQVR 403-2
The Early Russian Opera
READY TO RELEASE

††††††††††††††††††††Comic opera in three acts

††††††††††††††††††††Libretto by A. Ablesimov

Ankudin, a peasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniil Demyanov

Fetinya, his wife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonina Klescheva

Anyuta, their daughter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varvara Gradova

Faddei, a miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Konstantin Polyaev

Filimon, Anyuta's suiter . . . . . . . . . . . . Pavel Pontryagin

††††††††††††††††††††††All-Union Radio Chorus

The All-Union Radio Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments

†††††††††††††††††††Conductor - Pyotr Alekseev

†††††††††††††††††††††††††Recorded in 1950


††1. Overture

Act I

††2. Scene and Faddei's songs

††3. Scene (Faddei, Filimon)

††4. Filimon's song

††5. Scene and Faddei and Filimon's duet

Act II

††6. Scene (Filimon)

††7. Anyuta's song

††8. Scene (Faddei, Filimon, Anyuta)

††9. Filimon and Anyuta's duet

10. Scene (Anyuta, Faddei, Fetinya)

11. Fetinya's song

12. Scene (Filimon, Faddei, Fetinya, Anyuta, Ankudin)

13. Scene and Fetinya and Ankudin's duet

Act III

14. Chorus and scene (Fetinya, Anyuta)

15. Anyuta's song

16. Scene (Fetinya, Ankudin, Faddei, Filimon)

17. Faddei's song

18. Scene (Faddei, Ankudin, Fetinya, Anyuta, Filimon)

19. Finale (Ankudin, Fetinya, Filimon, Anyuta, Faddei, choir)

Bonus:

20. Volga ditties (arranged by B. Aleksandrov)

Song Ensemble of All-Union Radio, conductor - Boris Aleksandrov

Soloists - Pavel Pontryagin, Galina Popova

Recorded in 1943 (Gramplasttrest 11628-9), from K. Vershinin's private collection