V2310. ELENA OBRAZTSOVA, w.Khaikin, Dimitriadi, Ziuraitis & Ermler Cond. Bolshoi Theatre Orch.: Arias from La Favorita, Samson et Dalila, Don Carlos, Il Trovatore, Werther, Carmen, Jeanne d’Arc, Kashchey the Deathless, Khovanshchina, Tsar's Bride, Snegoroutchka, Sadko, Pique Dame & Boris Godunov. (Russia) Melodiya 10 02299,
recorded 1965-87. - 46003172122998
“While still a student Elena Obraztsova made her début in 1963 at the Bolshoi Theatre in the role of Marina in Mussorgsky’s BORIS GODUNOV. In 1973-94, she taught at the Moscow State Conservatoire. Now she teaches at the Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo, gives master classes in Europe and Japan. In 1986, she made her début as stage director at the Bolshoi Theatre (WERTHER). In 1999, she established in St Petersburg the International Competition of Young Vocalists. In 2007-2008, she was Artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Opera Company. Since 2008, Ms Obraztsova has held the post of Artistic Advisor to the Mikhailovsky Opera.
She has performed under the most prominent opera and symphony orchestra conductors, including Herbert von Karajan, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Claudio Abbado, Giuseppe Sinopoli, James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Evgeny Svetlanov, Yury Temirkanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, and among many others. Her repertory includes more than 30 roles in the operas by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Verdi, Britten, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Verdi, Bizet, and Stravinsky. She starred in many music films and the production by Victor Viktyuk ANTONIO VON ELBA.
Ms Obraztsova has received all of the highest awards of the USSR and Russia as well as many prestigious awards from other countriesMs Obraztsova has received all of the highest awards of the USSR and Russia, as well as, many prestigious awards from other countries.”
- Miklhailovsky Theatre
"The release features fragments of Russian and foreign operas which make up just a portion of Elena Obraztsova’s extensive repertoire. Still, they largely convey the main features of her performing individuality, her mastery of musical dramatic transformation making us recognize the singer’s voice on recordings from different years.”
-Zillah Dorset Akron