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Shostakovich: The Nose / Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra, Et al

Notes & Reviews:

The Mariinsky Theatre's new version of 'The Nose' bring Shostakovich's difficult piece spectacularly to life. This sharply observed two-CD set from the Mariinsky Theatre transcends the snags, harnessing the score's avant-garde idiom together with its thrusts of mordant Gogolian satire, its cunning musical characterisation and whirlwind fantasy to reveal the opera in all its bizarre brillance. -Telegraph (London)

"Valery Gergiev, obviously in his element and with his own orchestra and (spectacular) chorus, gives the work form and pathos while making certain that absurdity and satire reign supreme. This is, by the way, the first release on the Mariinsky label and it's quite an auspicious start. Fabulous fun!" -ClassicsToday (10/10)


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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Nose, opera, Op. 15
  • Performers: Tatiana Kravtsova (Voice); Alexander Timchenko (Voice); Gennady Bezzubenkov (Voice); Vladislav Uspensky (Voice); Yulia Khazanova; Andrei Popov (Tenor); Alexander Gorev (Voice); Sergei Melenevsky (Voice); Yuri Kovalenko (Voice); Tatjana Filimonova (Soprano); Elena Vitman (Mezzo Soprano); Alexeï Tannovistski; Yuriy Vorobiev (Voice); Sergei Yukhmanov (Voice); Lyudmila Kanunnikova (Voice); Viktor Antipenko; Vladimir Samsonov (Voice); Roman Gibatov (Voice); Sergei Skorokhodov (Voice); Andrei Zorin (Voice); Sergey Semishkur (Tenor); Vladimir Zhivopistsev (Tenor); Vadim Kravets (Bass); Alexander Gerasimov (Voice); Sergei Romanov (Voice); Vasily Gorshkov (Voice); Nikolai Kamensky (Voice); Viktor Vikhrov (Voice); Vladislav Sulimsky (Baritone); Zhanna Dombrovskaya (Soprano); Yevgeny Strashko; Yevgeny Ulanov (Voice); Mikhail Kornblit (Voice); Igor Silakov (Voice)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Ensemble: Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, St. Petersburg
  • Notes: Mariinsky Concert Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia (07/15/2008-07/23/2008)
  • Running Time: 98 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1928