NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908): The Tsar's Bride.
Catalogue Number: 09K059
Label: Opera d'Oro
Reference: OPD 1481
Description: Even if you have the Gergiev recording of this on Philips from 1999 (the only other recording currently available), you may still want to hear some of the finest singers the Bolshoi had in the last half of the 20th century in a live recording in clear, flawless mono sound, helmed by the still underappreciated Kazakh-born conductor whose career at the Bolshoi spanned 37 years. 2 CDs. English synopsis. Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Irina Arkipova (mezzo), Vladimir Atlantov (tenor), Evgeny Nesterenko (bass), Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra; Fuad Mansurov (live, Moscow, 1973).