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