Immortal Performances - The Russian Legacy: Russian Legacy | CD2264-65
Russian Legacy | CD2264-65
Roméo et Juliette by Gounod - Sung in Russian
Kozlovsky, Shumskaya, Mikhailov, Burlak / Orlov
The newest addition to Guild´s Russian Legacy Series is the 1947 recording of Gounod´s Roméo et Juliette sung by the famed Ivan Kozlovsky with his usual partner Elisabeth Shumskaya as Juliette. His is an impassioned, memorable performance conducted with great emotional force by Orlov. Kozlovsky was one of the great tenors of the 20th century: controversial, passionate in expression, a remarkable vocal actor noted for roles ranging from Lindoro in Barber of Seville to Lohengrin and especially acclaimed for his unforgettable Werther. Here, is another of his achievements in a good-sounding recording accompanied by a booklet that offers an interesting article on the singers and performance together with biographies of the principal singers.