Russian Operatic Arias for Bass

Russian Operatic Arias for Bass

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This landmark series opens up exciting vistas of challenging and rewarding repertoire for the discerning and adventurous singer.

As with the Peters companion volumes of French Operatic Arias, this Russian series presents many of the justly celebrated arias, but also juxtaposes them with other less familiar gems, which undoutedly deserve wider recognition.

Much of the selected repertoire is eminently suitable for audition purposes, so that each volume is a treasure trove for professional singers and students.


  1. Borodin‰ÛÒPrince Igor (Galitsky): It would be a sin to keep it quiet
  2. Dargomyzhsky‰ÛÒRusalka (The Miller): Oh, you're all the same, you young girs
  3. Glinka‰ÛÒA Life for the Tsar (Susanin): They sense the truth
  4. Glinka‰ÛÒRuslan and Lyudmila (Farlaf): The hour of my triumph is at hand
  5. Mussorgsky‰ÛÒBoris Godunov (Varlaam): Once upon a time in the town of Kazan
  6. Mussorgsky‰ÛÒBoris Godunov (Boris): I have attained the highest power
  7. Mussorgsky‰ÛÒBoris Godunov (Boris): Agh, I can't breathe
  8. Prokofiev‰ÛÒWar ad Peace (Kutuzov): W hen, ah when
  9. Serov‰ÛÒJudith (Olofern): Let those women sing their songs
  10. Rimsky-Korsakov‰ÛÒThe Tsar's Bride (Sobakin): She has fallen asleep
  11. Rimsky-Korsakov‰ÛÒThe Tale of the Tsar Sultan (Sultan): Ah, great Prince Gvidon
  12. Tchaikovsky‰ÛÒEugene Onegin (Gremin): A ll ages are subject to love
  13. Tchaikovsky‰ÛÒIolanta (King Ren̩): What will he say?