ALEXANDER DARGOMYZHSKY (1813-1869): The Stone Guest.
Catalogue Number: 07M058
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Left incomplete at his death, this 76-minute, three-act opera was finished by Cui and reorchestrated in 1902 by Rimsky-Korsakov. Again, Pushkin is the source, inspired by Mozart's Don Giovanni but treating Don Juan's story as high romantic tragedy. A 1995 Russian recording which may or may not have been previously issued in the west. No libretto. Tatiana Erastova (mezzo), Marina Lapina (soprano), Nikolai Vassiliev (tenor), Vyacheslav Pochapsky (bass), Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra; Andrei Chistyakov.