GD166 Raina Kabaivanska in Concert



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Raina Kabaivanska

Kabaivanska has made a selection of crown performances in her artistic career. It is a fact well-known to opera-music fans that after Maria Callas she is considered to be the greatest interpreter of the part of Tosca, as well as those of Adriana Lecouvreur, Mimi from "La Boheme", Elisabeth from "Don Carlos".

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About the work

[1] Adriana's Aria from "Adriana lecouvreur" (Cilea) 3'54''
[2] Mimi's Aria from Act one of "La boheme" (Puccini) 5'03''
[3] Mimi's Aria from Act three of "La boheme" (Puccini) 3'29''
[4] Musetta's Aria from "La boheme" (Puccini) 2'50''
[5] Wally's Aria from "La wally" (Catalani) 4'00''
[6] Hanna's Song from "Die lustige witwe" (Lehar) 3'24''
[7] Manon's Aria from Act three of "Manon" (Massenet) 4'32''
[8] Leonora's Aria from "La forza del destino" (Verdi) 6'01''
[9] Lisa's Aria from "The Queen of Spades" (Tchaikovsky) 5'03''
[10] Elisabeth's Aria from Act four of "Don Carlos" (Verdi) 11'08''
[11] Tosca's Aria from Act two of "Tosca" (Puccini) 4'09''
DDD 53'39''
This CD contains some of the few Bulgarian recordings of the celebrated opera singer. It is a combination of performances made at different times and with different orchestras. Thus the CD acquires the value of a retrospective registration of Kabaivanska's vocal style in a later stage of her artistic career.

Live recordings from concerts in Sofia, 4th October 1991; Varna, 18th June 1993

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