“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. ARIA OF RATMIR. From the opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila” (Music text example)
M. Musorgsky. SONG OF MARFA. From the opera “Khovanshchina”. Version by N. Rimsky-Korsakov (Music text example)
M. Musorgsky. SONG OF MARFA. From the opera “Khovanshchina”. Version by P. Lamm
N. Rimsky-Korsakov. ARIOSO AND SCENE OF LYUBASHA. From the opera “Tzar’s Bride”
P. Tchaikovsky. SCENE AND ARIA OF OLGA. From the opera “Yevgeny Onegin”
P. Tchaikovsky. THE SECOND SONG OF LEL’. From the music to the spring tale “Snow Maiden” by A. Ostrovsky (Music text example)
A. Arensky. STORY OF NEDVIGA. From the opera “Near Volga Dream”
S. Prokofiev. CLAUDIA’S SONG “Green Grove”. From the opera “Story of the True Man”