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

Notes & Reviews:

"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)

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)



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Nose, opera, Op. 15
  • Performers: Yevgeny Ulanov (Voice); Andrei Zorin (Voice); Yevgeny Strashko; Viktor Vikhrov (Voice); Mikhail Kornblit (Voice); Nikolai Kamensky (Voice); Sergey Semishkur (Tenor); Sergei Romanov (Voice); Lyudmila Kanunnikova (Voice); Vasily Gorshkov (Voice); Igor Silakov (Voice); Sergei Skorokhodov (Voice); Zhanna Dombrovskaya (Soprano); Alexander Gerasimov (Voice); Vladislav Sulimsky (Baritone); Vladimir Samsonov (Voice); Roman Gibatov (Voice); Vadim Kravets (Bass); Viktor Antipenko; Sergei Yukhmanov (Voice); Vladimir Zhivopistsev (Tenor); Tatjana Filimonova (Soprano); Alexander Timchenko (Voice); Elena Vitman (Mezzo Soprano); Gennady Bezzubenkov (Voice); Yuriy Vorobiev (Voice); Tatiana Kravtsova (Voice); Vladislav Uspensky (Voice); Alexander Gorev (Voice); Sergei Melenevsky (Voice); Yuri Kovalenko (Voice); Andrei Popov (Tenor); Yulia Khazanova; Alexeï Tannovistski
  • 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