“Great Arias” — the series of vocal collection consisting of the opera excerpts. Every publication is dedicated to the Russian music from classics to nowadays. Editors’ main objective is the complete publication of opera scenes and arias useful to both concert and educational practice.
The other way of sorting is based on voices scale (from soprano up to basso). Meanwhile every specified collection includes several vocal pieces without any timbre definition. Many scenes and arias are given as full versions with prior recitatives and introductions, so as finals and their performing variants. Several variants are adduced, if both pre-revolution and Soviet librettos are used, and distinguished vocalists’ interpretations are well-known. Convenient transliteration is offered for foreign users (taking into consideration both spelling and pronunciation).
Hopefully, this is a good chance for every performer to find something most unique, though yet unknown, but able to enrich both beginners and adults.
A. Verstovsky. TWO SONGS OF TOROP. From the opera “Askold’s Grave”
1. As Blowing Breeze (Music text example)
2. Near the Slavyansk-Town
A. Rubinshtein. ROMANCE OF SINODAL. From the opera “Demon”
A. Borodin. RECITATIVE AND CAVATINE OF VLADIMIR IGOREVICH. From the opera “Knyaz’ Igor”
N. Rimsky-Korsakov. SCENE AND ARIA OF SADKO. From the opera “Sadko” (Music text example)
N. Rimsky-Korsakov. SONG OF THE INDIAN GUEST. From the opera “Sadko”
P. Tchaikovsky. SONG OF VAKULA. From the opera “Little Boots”
V. Shebalin. ARIOSO OF LUCENTIO. From the opera “Taming of the Shrew” (Music text example)
A. Grechaninov. THE SECOND SONG OF ALYOSHA. From the opera “Dobrynya Nikitich”