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Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Belgrade National Opera Orchestra, Oskar Danon, Mira VerčeviÄ! , Val - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (CD DOUBLE (LARGE CASE))

Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Belgrade National Opera Orchestra, Oskar Danon, Mira VerčeviÄ! , Val - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (CD DOUBLE (LARGE CASE))
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Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Belgrade National Opera Orchestra, Oskar Danon, Mira VerčeviÄ! , Val - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (CD DOUBLE (LARGE CASE))

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Belgrade National Opera Chorus, Belgrade National Opera Orchestra, Oskar Danon, Mira VerčeviÄ! , Val - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (CD DOUBLE (LARGE CASE))

A first release on CD for the first recording in stereo of Tchaikovsky's operatic masterpiece.

With this and six companion issues, Eloquence makes available for the first time on CD the seven complete Russian operas recorded in 1955 by Decca with the company of the Belgrade Opera.

Fresh from a successful tour of Boris Godunovin Switzerland the previous year, the Belgrade Opera in 1955 was keen to make an impression on an international public. At the same time, the Decca company perceived a cost-effective but artistically assured opportunity to expand both its small but rapidly growing stereo catalogue (launched the previous year with Ansermetand the Orchestrede la Suisse Romande) and its opera discography with classics of the Russian opera repertoire which it had previously not been possible to record in the original language.

This Oneginwas welcomed with open arms as the first widely available recording in the original Russian, but it was also valued for the idiomatic singing, informed by the company's tradition of Russian opera performance which had been established in the 1930s. Special praise was reserved for theauthentically youthful and sympathetically sung portrayal of Tatiana by Valeria Heybalova.

Recorded in both mono and stereo but originally issued only in mono, the stereo versions were held back for the US market andfinally released in Europe in the 1960s, by which time the Belgrade Opera had acquired an international reputation for excellence. The original stereo tapes have been remastered for the first time, and they are demonstration-quality examples of the renowned early Decca sound.

The booklet for this newly remastered release prints both a synopsis and an essay by Peter Quantrill giving full historical context to the Belgrade opera recordings.

Tracklistings:

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Eugene Onegin

Lyric scenes in three acts

Libretto by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky

based on the verse-novel by Alexander Pushkin

Larina…………………………………..…………………Mira Verčević

Tatyana………………………………………………….ValerijaHeybal

Olga………………………………………………………….BiserkaCvejić

Filipyevna……………………………………..MelanijaBugarinović

Eugene Onegin………………………….…………….DušanPopović

Lensky………………………………………………………....Drago Starc

Prince Gremin……………….………………..Miroslav Čangalović

Triquet………………………………….…..…..Stepan Andrashevich

Captain TrifonPetrovich……………..Aleksandar Veselinović

Zaretsky…………………………………………………...IlijaGligorijević

Chorus and Orchestra of the National Theatre, Belgrade

Oskar Danon

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

STEREO RECORDING

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Release Date 14 Sep 2018
Brand N/A
Artist Belgrade National Opera Chorus - Orchestra, Danon
Title Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Format CD DOUBLE (LARGE CASE)
Packaging -
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