The Oprichnik: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's opera The Oprichnik (TH 3) 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.

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Complete

Orlov, Aleksandr (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Korolyov, Aleksey (Zhemchuzhny) / Rozhdestvenskaya, Natalya (Natalya) / Tyutyunnik, Vsevolod (Molchan Mitkov) / Legostayeva, Lyudmila (Boyaryna Morozova) / Tarkhov, Dmitry (Andrey Morozov) / Dolukhanova, Zara (Basmanov) / Polyayev, Konstantin (Vyazminsky) / Kleshchova, Antonina (Zakharyevna).
Recorded 1948 in Moscow.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 09821/28
  • 33 (12") — Ultraphone ULP 131/4
  • CD — Pristine Audio PACO 101 [2014]
  • CD — Profil Medien PH 17053 [2018]

Provatorov, Gennady (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Milashkina, Tamara (Natalya) / Vladimirov, Yevgeny (Zhemchuzhny) / Matorin, Vladimir (Molchan Mitkov) / Nikitina, Larisa (Morozova) / Kuznetsov, Lev (Andrey) / Kotova, Raisa (Basmanov) / Klenov, Oleg (Vyazminsky) / Derbina, Nina (Zakharyevna).
Recorded 1980.

  • 33 (12") — Chant du Monde LDX 78002 [1983]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 15627/34 [1981]
  • CD — Aquarius AQVR 202 2

Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor) / Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Orchestra & Chorus
Savenko, Vasily (Zhemchuzhny) / Lassoskaya, Yelena (Natalya) / Ulyanov, Dmitry (Molchan Mitkov) / Dolenko, Irina (Morozova) / Grivnov, Vsevolod (Andrey) / Durseneva, Aleksandra (Basmanov) / Ognovyenko, Vladimir (Vyazminsky) / De Mola, Cinzia (Zakharyevna).
Recorded 2003 live in Cagliari, Teatro Lirico.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Dynamic CDS 430 [2003]

Excerpts

Introduction

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra of London
Recorded 1944.11.01 in London, Kingsway Hall. Matrix AR 8807.

  • 78 (12") — Decca K 1291 [1948]
  • CD — Dutton Laboratories CDK 1200 [1995]

Fürst, Janos (conductor) / Bamberg Symphony
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Turnabout QTVS 34548 [1974]
  • 33 (12") — Turnabout TV 35458 S [1975]
  • CD — Concerto Royale 206246 360 [2001]
  • CD — Vox CDX 5079

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

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00411
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

Chorus of Maidens (Act I, No. 2)

Nebolsin, Vasily (conductor) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra & Chorus
Recorded 1947.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 15413 [1947]

Natalya's Song (Act I, No, 2)

Dimitrova, Ghena (Natalya) / 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 (Natalya) / Sicilian Symphony Orchestra / Serebrier, José (conductor)
Recorded 1992 in Palermo, Teatro Golden.

  • CD — IMP MCD 64 [1993]

Galante, Inessa (Natalya) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden / Järvi, Neeme (conductor)
Recorded 1997.02.

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

Mikhaylova, Mariya (Natalya) / unidentified orchestra and conductor
Recorded 1906.06 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 1140 r.

  • 78 (10") — HMV 23057
  • 78 (10") — HMV GC 2 43135
  • CD — Pearl GEMM CDS 9111 [1994]

Natalya's Arioso (Act I, No. 6)

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

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

Davydova, Vera (Natalya) / unidentified orchestra and conductor
Recorded 1947.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 15190 [1947]

Fomina, Nina (Natalya) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1973 or earlier)

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 04285/6 [1973]

Galante, Inessa (Natalya) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden / Järvi, Neeme (conductor)
Recorded 1997.02.

  • CD — Royal Opera House 75606 55022 2

Gorchakova, Galina (Natalya) / Kirov Theatre Orchestra / Gergiev, Valery (conductor)
Recording date unknown (2003 or earlier).

  • CD — Philips 473 8732 [2003]
  • CD — Philips UCCP 3152 [2003]

Guryakova, Olga (Natalya) / Philharmonia of Russia / Orbelian, Constantine (conductor)
Recorded 2004.06-07 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Delos DE 3355 [2006]

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

  • 78 (10") — USSR 19910 [1951]

Milashkina, Tamara (Natalya) / unidentified orchestra and conductor
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Chant du Monde LDX 78467

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

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

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

  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 2451 [1969]
  • 33 (12") — USSR Д 012493/4 [1963]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00654 [1992]

Yermolenko-Yuzhina, Nataliya (Natalya) / unidentified orchestra and conductor
Recorded 1911.10.31 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 2520c.

  • CD — Nimbus NI 7052/3
  • CD — Nimbus NI 7062
  • CD — Nimbus NI 7876 [1996]
  • CD — Pearl GEMM CD 9001/3 [1992]

Morozova's Aria (Act II, No. 7)

Altukhova, Yevgeniya (Morozova) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1974 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 04981/2 [1974]

Natalya's Arioso (Act III, No. 12)

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

  • CD — IMP MCD 64 [1993] (2(b), 12(b) only)

Fleming, Renée (Natalya) / Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra / Gergiev, Valery
Recorded 2006.06.30-08.10 in Saint Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre.

  • CD — Decca 475 8069 [2006]
  • CD — Decca UCCD 1177 [2006]

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

  • CD — Philips 446 4052 [1996]

Guryakova, Olga (Natalya) / Philharmonia of Russia / Orbelian, Constantine (conductor)
Recorded in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall, date unknown (2006 or earlier).

  • CD — Delos DE 3395 [2008]

Dances of Oprichniks and Women (Act IV, No. 15)

Davis, Colin (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
Recorded 1977.12.14-18 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 9500 508 [1979]
  • CD — Philips 411 448 2 [1984]
  • CD — Decca 442 8933
  • CD — Philips 411 4482
  • CD — Philips 422 845 2 [1989]
  • CD — Philips 456 131 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 456 188 2 [1997]

Fürst, Janos (conductor) / Bamberg Symphony
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Turnabout QTVS 34548 [1974]
  • 33 (12") — Turnabout TV 35458 S [1975]
  • CD — Concerto Royale 206246 360 [2001]
  • CD — Vox CDX 5079

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 00411
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1990.05.05 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01736 [2010]

Arrangements

Andrey's Arioso (Act II, No. 9)

For Voice and Piano

Figner, Nikolay (Andrey) / unidentified pianist
Arranged for voice and piano. Recorded 1901.11 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 295 x.

  • 78 (10") — HMV GC 22549
  • 33 (12") — HMV RLS 724 [1977]
  • CD — EMI 2 28956 2
  • CD — EMI 9 28034 2 [2013]
  • CD — Pearl GEMM CDS 9997/9 [1992]
  • CD — Symposium SYMCD 1151
  • CD — Symposium SYMCD 1239
  • CD — Vocal Archives VA 2102/3 [1996]