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