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.
M. Glinka. RECITATIVE AND ARIA OF RUSLAN. From the opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila”. Version by M. Balakirev and S. Lyapunov (Music text example)
A. Borodin. SCENE AND ARIA OF KONCHAK. From the opera “Prince Igor” (Music text example)
M. Musorgsky. MONOLOGUE OF BORIS “Sad is my soul”. From the opera “Boris Godunov”. Version by P. Lamm
S. Rakhmaninov. STORY OF THE OLD MAN. From the opera “Aleko”
A. Arensky. CAVATINA OF HERMIT. From the opera “The Volga Dream” (Music text example)
A. Petrov. PETER THE GREAT APPEALS TO THE RUSSIAN ARMY. From the opera “Peter the First”