Valery Gergiev triumphs with Stravinsky

Listen to a clip from the Mariinsky Orchestra's Oedipus Rex recording here

Stravinsky
Oedipus Rex; Les noces
Gérard Depardieu (narrator), Sergei Semishkur, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Evgeny Nikitin, Mikhail Petrenko, Alexander Timchenko; Mariinsky Chorus & Orchestra/Valery Gergiev Mariinsky

MAR 0510 (hybrid CD/SACD) 73:49 mins

‘Ekaterina Semenchuk as Jocasta is the mezzo, or rather contralto, with the biggest range and lustre since Bernstein’s Troyanos, and Sergey Semishkur’s Oedipus blends clarion authority with youthful pathos’ David Nice

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