Russian Operatic Arias for Mezzo-Soprano 19th and 20th Century Repertoire edited by Fanning. For Mezzo-Soprano Voice, Piano. Voice & Piano Albums. Opera. Collection. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P07581).
Glinka-Ruslan and Lyudmila (Ratmir); Ah, she brings joy (Ratmir); Dargomyzhsky-Rusalka: Days of love and fond affection (Princess); Borodin-Prince Igor: Night is falling now (Konchakovna); Mussorgsky-Boris Godunov: Go, Ruzya (Marina Mniszek); Khovanshc ina: Forces of prophecy (Marfa); Through the marshes she made her way (Marfa); Tchaikovsky-Yevgeny Onegin: Ah, Tanya, Tanya (Olga); The Maid of Orleans: Farewell, dear land familiar fields and meadows (Joan); Tchaikovsky-The Queen of Spades: My friends, t ake heed of me (Pauline); That's enough now! (Countess); Rimsky-Korsakov-Kashchey the Deathless: The potion is prepared (Kashcheyevna; Arensky-Dream on the Volga: Sleep, my darling dear (Old Woman); Schedrin (Schtschedrin)-Not Love Alone: Through the leaf y forest (Varvara)
This landmark series opens up exciting vistas of challenging and rewarding repertoire for the discerning and adventurous singer. As with the Peters companion volumes of French Operatic Arias, this Russian series presents many of the justly celebrated arias, but also juxtaposes them with other less familiar gems, which undoutedly deserve wider recognition. Much of the selected repertoire is eminently suitable for audition purposes, so that each volume is a treasure trove for professional singers and students.