The Enchantress: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's opera The Enchantress (TH 9) does not claim to be exhaustive, but the following information is given, where known:

  • Names of solo performers, with their instruments or stage roles given in parentheses.
  • The name of the conductor of the orchestra or chorus.
  • The names of the orchestras, choruses or chamber ensembles performing on the recording. These have been standardised according to our List of Orchestras.
  • The date and place of the recording. "Live" indicates a public performance.
  • The format of the recording, whether this is a compact disc (CD), super audio compact disc (SACD), laser disc (LD), digital video disc (DVD), blu-ray disc (BR), digital download (DL) or vinyl record. The number 33, 45 or 78 indicates the playback speed of a vinyl record, followed by its size in inches, e.g. "33 (12")" would indicate a standard long-playing record. Performances on cassette or VHS tapes are not included in this discography.
  • The name of the record label (in italics), followed by the catalogue number of the disk.
  • The year that the recording was released (which may be years or decades after the original recording was made).
  • If only part of a work is available in a recording, the relevant sections or movements are indicated.

The symbol [*] indicates that a name is known or suspected to be a pseudonym for recording purposes. The true artists' names are given where these have been established.

No endorsement or criticism by the editors of this website should be inferred from the inclusion or omission of any recording from this listing. However, additions and corrections are welcome, and maybe sent to us at discography@tchaikovsky-research.net

Complete

Gergiev, Valery (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus Covent Garden
Putilin, Nikolay (Nikita) / Dyadkova, Larisa (Yevpraksiya) / Grigorian, Gegan (Yury) / Gorchakova, Galina (Kuma) / Matorin, Vladimir (Mamyrov) / Ryadchikova, Mariya (Nenila) / Earle, Roderick (Ivan Zhuran) / Ewing, Alan (Foka) / Jones, Leah-Marian (Polya) / Bronder, Peter (Balakin) / Whelan, Paul (Potap) / Robinson, Timothy (Lukash) / White, Jeremy (Kichiga) / Leggate, Robin (Paysy) / Matorin, Vladimir (Kudma).
Recorded 1998.02.02 live in London, Royal Festival Hall.

  • CD — House of Opera CD 602 [2000]

Provatorov, Gennady (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Large Chorus
Klyonov, Oleg (Nikita) / Simonova, Lyudmila (Yevpraksiya) / Kuznetsov, Lev (Yury) / Glushkova, Rimma (Kuma) / Vladimirov, Yevgeny (Mamyrov) / Derbina, Nina (Nenila) / Dobrin, Boris (Ivan Zhuran) / Gluboky, Pyotr (Foka) / Molodtsova, Galina (Polya) / Makhov, Vladimir (Balakin) / Strukachev, Sergey (Potap) / Yeliseyev, Lev (Lukash) / Matorin, Vladimir (Kichiga) / Sokolov, Andrey (Paysy) / Rybinsky, Viktor (Kudma).
Recording date unknown (1977 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — CBS M 4 X 35182 [1980]
  • 33 (12") — Chant du Monde LDX 78006
  • 33 (12") — HMV SLS 5167 [1979]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 08575/82 [1977]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01811 [2012]

Reznikov, Pavel (conductor) / Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Theatre Orchestra and Chorus
Stepanov, Vladimir (Nikita) / Korzhaova, Lyudmila (Yevpraksiya) / Valyuta, Vadim (Yury) / Zyrianova, Larissa (Kuma) / Pravilov, Aleksandr (Mamyrov).
Recorded 1984 live in Moscow.

  • DVD — VAI VAI 4528

Samosud, Samuil (conductor) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Moscow Radio Large Chorus
Kiselev, Mikhail (Nikita) / Borisenko, Vera (Yevpraksiya) / Nelepp, Georgy (Yury) / Korolev, Aleksey (Mamyrov) / Matyuchina, Anna (Nenila) / Skazin, Mikhail (Ivan Zhuran) / Sokolova, Natalya (Kuma) / Tikhonov, Aleksandr (Foka) / Grafova, Varvara (Polya) / Zladkopevtsev, Sergey (Balakin) / Khachaturov, Leonid (Potap) / Usmanov, Aleksey (Lukash) / Troytsky, Gennady (Kichiga) / Korobkov, Pavel (Paysy) / Pontryagin, Pavel (Kudma).
Recorded 1954.

  • 33 (12") — Westminster OPW 1402 [1957]
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMA 1029/32 [1958] (as "Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra" / "All Russian Radio Large Chorus")
  • 33 (12") — USSR Д 03002/9
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Dante LYS 227/9 [1997]
  • CD — Documents 600223
  • CD — Preiser 90503 [2002]
  • CD — Profil Medien PH 17053 [2018]

Excerpts

Introduction

Davis, Colin (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
Recorded 1977.12 in London.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 9500 508 [1979]
  • CD — Decca 442 8933
  • CD — Philips 422 845 2 [1989]
  • CD — Philips 456 1312 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 456 1882 [1997]

Kuchar, Theodore (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Recorded 2000.12.18-20 in Kiev, National Radio Company, Grand Concert Studio.

  • CD — Naxos 8 554845 [2006]
  • DL — Naxos 9 40348 [2013]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1987.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00412
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

Scene and Kuma's Arioso (Act I, No. 4)

Andreyeva, Eleonora (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Khaikin, Boris (conductor)
Recorded 1960. Kuma's Arioso only.

  • 33 (10") — Melodiya С 1057/8 [1965]
  • CD — Dante LYS 227/9

Bardina, Olga (Kuma) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Large Chorus / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1980. Kuma's Arioso only.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13523/4 [1980]

Bisehu, Mariya (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1971 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 02697/8 [1971]

Dimitrova, Ghena (Kuma) / Hungarian State Orchestra / Peskó, Zoltán (conductor)
Recorded 1986.02.21-26 in Budapest, Olasz Kultúrintézet.

  • 33 (12") — CBS M 42174 [1988]
  • CD — CBS MK 42174 [1988]
  • CD — Newton Classics 8802207 [2013]

Farley, Carole (Kuma) / Sicilian Symphony Orchestra / Serebrier, José (conductor)
Recorded 1992 in Palermo, Teatro Golden. Kuma's Arioso only.

  • CD — IMP MCD 64 [1993]

Sergienko, Lyudmila (Kuma) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1974 live. Kuma's Arioso only.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 05025/8 [1974]

Shpiller, Natalya (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1948 or earlier). Kuma's Arioso only.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 015505 [1948]
  • 78 (12") — USSR 015504 [1948]

Dance of the Tumblers and Scene (No. 7c)

Davis, Colin (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
Recorded 1977.12 in London. Dance of the Tumblers only.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 9500 508 [1979]
  • CD — Decca 442 8933
  • CD — Philips 422 845 2 [1989]
  • CD — Philips 456 131 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 456 188 2 [1997]

Kuchar, Theodore (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Recorded 2000.12.18-20 in Kiev, National Radio Company, Grand Concert Studio. Dance of the Tumblers only.

  • CD — Naxos 8 554845 [2006]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1987. Dance of the Tumblers only.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00412
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

Scene and Duet (Act II, No. 9)

Legostayeva, Lyudmila (Yevpraksiya) / Tkachenko, Anatoly (Yury) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Orlov, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recorded 1938 in Moscow. Duet only.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 8527/8 [1939]

Entr'acte (Act II)

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1987.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00412

Scene and Prince's Arioso (Act II, No. 11)

Hvorostovsky, Dmitry (Nikita) / Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Gergiev, Valery (conductor)
Recorded 1990.02 in Rotterdam. Prince's Arioso only.

  • CD — Decca 478 4614 [2012]
  • CD — Philips 426 740 2 [1990]

Ivanov, Aleksey (Nikita) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Khudoley, Leonid (conductor)
Recorded 1945. Prince's Arioso only.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 13268/9 [1945]

Lisitsian, Pavel (Nikita) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recorded 1960. Prince's Arioso only.

  • 33 (10") — USSR Д 7681 [1961]
  • CD — Preiser 89061 [1993]

Malchenko, Vladimir (Nikita) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1976 or earlier). Prince's Arioso only.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 07959/60 [1976]

Nelepp, Georgy (Nikita) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Samosud, Samuil (conductor)
Recorded 1950. Prince's Arioso only.

  • CD — Preiser 89061

Ponomarenko, Ivan (Nikita) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1974 live. Prince's Arioso only.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 05025/8 [1974]

Shevelev, Nikolay (Nikita) / unidentified orchestra / unidentified conductor
Recorded 1912.04.25 in Moscow. Prince's Arioso only.

  • 78 (12") — HMV 022269

Slivinsky, Vladimir (Nikita) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Orlov, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recorded 1937 in Moscow. Prince's Arioso only.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 5939 [1937]
  • CD — Dante LYS 227/9

Scene and Duet (Act II, No. 17)

Rosvänge, Helge (Yury) / Lemnitz, Tiana (Kuma) / Berlin Staatskapelle / Baltze, Erwin (conductor)
Recorded 1941.01-03. Duet only. Sung in German.

  • 78 (12") — HMV DB 5624 [1943]
  • 33 (12") — Rococo 5203 [1962]
  • CD — Preiser 89211

Shpiller, Natalya (Kuma) / Nelepp, Georgy (Yury) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1948 or earlier). Duet only.

  • 78 (12") — USSR 015506 [1948]

Entr'acte (Act III)

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00412

Kuma's Arioso (Act IV, No. 20b)

Andreyeva, Eleonora (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Khaikin, Boris (conductor)
Recorded 1960.

  • 33 (10") — Melodiya С 1057/8 [1965]

Bardina, Olga (Kuma) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Large Chorus / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1980.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13523/4 [1980]

Bisehu, Mariya (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1971 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 02697/8 [1971]

Farley, Carole (Kuma) / Sicilian Symphony Orchestra / Serebrier, José (conductor)
Recorded 1992 in Palermo, Teatro Golden.

  • CD — IMP MCD 64 [1993]

Gazzari-Trofantschuk, Anna (Kuma) / unidentified orchestra / unidentified conductor
Recorded 1942.10.10 in Berlin, Raum IX (Alte Jacobstrasse 31/32). Matrix gd 9659.

  • 78 (10") — Polydor 11812

Gorchakova, Galina (Kuma) / Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra / Gergiev, Valery (conductor)
Recorded 1995.

  • CD — Philips D 112566
  • CD — Philips 446 4052 [1996]

Grebenisan, Marietta (Kuma) / Smetana Theatre Orchestra / Kuchynka, Josef (conductor)
Recorded 1955.12.27. Matrix 81369

  • 78 (10") — Supraphon 17150 M

Guryakova, Olga (Tatyana) / Moscow Chamber Orchestra / Orbelian, Constantine (conductor)
Recorded 2000.08.30-09.05 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall

  • CD — Delos DE 3273 [2001]

Kruglikova, Yelena (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ippolitov-Ivanov, Mikhail (conductor)
Recorded 1934 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 188

Kurenko, Mariya (Kuma) / Tarnowsky, Sergey (piano).
Recorded 1940.02.22 in Chicago, Victor Studio 'A'. Matrix BS 44696.

  • 78 (12") — Victor 2094
  • 78 (12") — Victor M 678
  • CD — Sanctus SCHS 004

Kuznetsova, Mariya (Kuma) / unidentified orchestra / unidentified conductor
Recording date unknown.

  • 78 (12") — Pathé 3125
  • 33 (12") — SJG Discs SJG 003 [1968]

Lebedeva, Nina (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Khaikin, Boris (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1976 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 07727/8 [1976]

Lobanova, Liliya (Kuma) / Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra / Simeonov, Konstantin (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1951 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 19911 [1951]

Milashkina, Tamara (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 06739/40 [1976]
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 39505 2 [1996]

Safronova, Marina (Kuma) / Kirov Theatre Orchestra / Khaykin, Boris (conductor)
Recorded 1937 in Leningrad.

  • 78 (12") — USSR 05749 [1937]

Shaguch, Marina (Kuma) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden / Järvi, Neeme (conductor)
Recorded 1997.02.

  • CD — Decca 478 7585
  • CD — Royal Opera House 75605 55022 2 [1997]

Shikunova, Irina (Kuma) / Belarus Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Moshensky, Vladimir (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1981 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 16745 003 [1981]

Shpiller, Natalya (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Nebolsin, Vasily (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1948 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 015508 [1948]
  • CD — Preiser 89628 [2005]

Smolenskaya, Yevgeniya (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Nebolsin, Vasily (conductor)
Recorded 1949.

  • CD — Dante LYS 227/9

Tkachenko, Ninel (Kuma) / unidentified orchestra / unidentified conductor
Recording date unknown (1965 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 01023/4 [1965]

Tselovalnik, Yevgeniya (Kuma) / Kirov Theatre Orchestra / Kozhin, Valentin (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1980 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 14813/4 [1980]

Vishnevskaya, Galina (Kuma) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Khaikin, Boris (conductor)
Recorded 1963.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 40635/6 [1963]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 2451 [1969]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 02537/8 [1971]
  • 33 (12") — USSR Д 012493/4 [1963]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00654 [1992]

Yermolenko-Yuzhina, Nataliya (Kuma) / unidentified orchestra / unidentified conductor
Recorded 1908 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — HMV GC 2 23308 (as "Natalya Yuzhina")

Yermolenko-Yuzhina, Nataliya (Kuma) / unidentified orchestra / unidentified conductor
Recorded 1910.02.03 in Moscow. Kuma's Arioso only. Matrix 1977 c.

  • CD — Pearl GEMM CD 9001/3 [1992]

Arrangements

Scene and Kuma's Arioso (Act I, No. 4)

For Voice and Piano

Baturina, Sofiya (Kuma) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1928.05.14-17. Matrix XVE 1832 & 1835. Kuma's Arioso only.

  • 78 (10") — Victor 4095

Scene and Prince's Arioso (Act II, No. 11)

Shevelev, Nikolay (Nikita) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1901 in Moscow. Nikita's Arioso only. Matrix 1646 B.

  • 78 (7") — Berliner 22647
  • CD — Pearl GEMM CD 9007/9 [1992] (recording location as Saint Petersburg)

Scene and Kuma's Arioso (Act IV, No. 20)

For Voice and Piano

Cebotari, Maria (Kuma) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1929. Kuma's Arioso only. Sung in German.

  • CD — Preiser 89151