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. Rubinshtein. EPITHALAMIUM OF VINDEX. From the opera “Nero” (Music text example)
M. Musorgsky. ARIA OF SHAKLOVITIY. From the opera “Khovanshchina”. Version by N. Rimsky-Korsakov
M. Musorgsky. ARIA OF SHAKLOVITIY. From the opera “Khovanshchina”. Version by P. Lamm
N. Rimsky-Korsakov. ARIETTE OF GRYAZNOY. From the opera “Tsar’s Bride”
N. Rimsky-Korsakov. SCENE AND ARIETTE OF PRINCE IVAN. From the opera “Kashchey the Immortal” (Music text example)
P. Tchaikovsky. ARIOSO OF MAZEPA. From the opera “Mazepa”
P. Tchaikovsky. SCENE AND ARIA OF PRINCE YELETSKY. From the opera “Queen of Spades”
S. Prokofiev. ARIOSO OF PRINCE ANDREY. From the opera “War and Peace”
V. Shebalin. ARIOSO OF PETRUCCIO. From the opera “Taming of the Shrew”
D. Kabalevsky. DRINKING SONG OF COLAS BREUGNON. From the opera “Colas Breugnon” (Music text example)