Released: October 28, 2016
Albina Shagimuratova (soprano), Beethoven. Simphony #9
Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
The Spanish Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933-2014) concluded his acclaimed international conducting career of almost six decades with two memorable years as the venerated Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live in concert at the new DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, this exclusive DVD box set combines Frühbeck de Burgos’ powerful interpretation of the complete symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven with his spectacular renderings of Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz and Richard Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie as well as Joaquín Rodrigo’s popular Concierto de Aranjuez, featuring the world-renowned Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero.
Albina Shagimuratova in the reopening show of the historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. “Ruslan and Lyudmila”, opera by Mikhail Glinka, has particular relation with the Bolshoï Theater, it held more than 700 representations throughout the history and nine different productions. Logically the fable of Mikhail Glinka (from a poem of Pushkin), symbol of the Russian opera, opened the season 2011-2012 of the majestic Moscow’s opera, after its long renovation. Albina Shagimuratova performed the role of Lyudmila. A production acclaimed for its musical quality and its staging. Vladimir Jurowski conducts The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and a magnificent distribution with among others Albina Shagimuratova. The new devices of the Bolshoi Theatre and its two giant screens are fully exploited in a spectacular staging. The director of this new production Dmitri Tcherniakov Tcherniakov transposes Glinka’s opera at the 21th century with contemporary ambitions because of the “modernity of the subject”, trying there to put forward “the deep feelings of the characters”, exposing the protagonists to very modern temptations.
Released: February 24, 2012
From the Queen of the Night’s vocal pyrotechnics to Papageno’s chirpy birdsongs, The Magic Flute is one of Mozart’s most charming and engaging operas. However, its fairytale surface conceals the mysteries of an initiation ritual and a multi-layered plot, packed with allegories to fire up the imagination. This celebrated production by artist William Kentridge joyfully bursts onto the stage of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, featuring the dazzling Russian coloratura Albina Shagimuratova as the Queen of the Night, and Italian bass Alex Esposito as Papageno, one of the most sought after artists of his generation..
Released: May 1, 2008
The Refuge is the fruition of the Houston Grand Opera’s commitment to connect with its community. The brainchild of General Director Anthony Freud, the idea was to commission an opera based on the experiences of the ethnically-varied immigrants who make Houston their home. The libretto, written by Leah Lax, is based on the oral histories of families from Africa, Central America, Vietnam, Pakistan and India who have made their way to Houston and made it their home. Their courageous journeys make this an American opera in the truest sense. Their stores are eloquently captured in music by the Houston-native, Christopher Theofanidis.