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Playlist of KASAROVA

  • Vesselina KASAROVA - Master class, Basel


    Vesselina KASAROVA (Mezzo-soprano) [1965]
    Master class
    Basel, November 2011
    Broadcast: December 1, 2011 (BR-Klassik-TV, Click Clack)

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  • Vesselina Kasarova: Una voce poco fa. G. Rossini


    Mezzo: Vesselina Kasarova, en el papel de Rosina.

    El barbero de Sevilla.
    Zurich, 2001.
    Coro y Orquesta de la Ópera de Zurich.
    Director: Nello Santi.
    Director de escena: Grischa Asagaroff.

    Este vídeo tiene finalidades educativas explicadas en pero si alguien con derecho considera vulnerada su autoría, no tiene más que decirlo y lo retiro.

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  • Vesselina Kasarova: Massenet - Werther | Berlin Opera Night


    At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 8 November 2003
    Berlin Opera Night for the benefit of the German Aids Foundation

    Vesselina Kasarova - mezzo-soprano
    Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra
    Kent Nagano - conductor

    Jules Massenet - Werther Werther! Qui m'aurait dit - Des cris joveux

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    A glittering Opera Night featuring an exclusive cast of today's most exciting singers performing a programme from opera highlights by Mozart, Puccini, Massenet, Wagner, Leoncavallo and Strauss, accompanied by the Deutsche Oper Berlin conducted by Kent Nagano.

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Mon coeur souvre а ta voix, Saint-Saens Samson & Dalila


    Vesselina Kasarova - The first LIVE in Moscow (excerpts from TV concert)
    Mon coeur s'ouvre а ta voix aria from Saint-Saens opera Samson & Dalila

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  • Vesselina Kasarova, amour, viens rendre à mon âme


  • Vesselina Kasarova, Händel Or la tromba in suon festante


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  • Vesselina Kasarova, Schwetzinger Festspiele 2005


    1. händel alcina: mi lusinga il dolce affetto
    2. händel solomon, overture
    3. händel alcina: sta nell'ircana
    4. mozart la clemenza di dito, parto parto, ma tu ben mio
    5. rossini tancredi, o patria.. di tanti palpiti
    6. gluck orphée et euridyce, amour, viens rendre à mon âme
    7. händel ariodante, scherza infida
    8. mozart la clemenza di tito, deh per questo istante solo
    9. händel alcina, verdi prati
    10.rossini tancredi, Perchè turbar la calma

  • Kasarova LIVE in Moscow


    Documentary about Vesselina Kasarova staying in Moscow. September 6-9, 2011

  • Parto, ma tu, ben mio


    Parto, ma tu, ben mio from Mozarts La Clemenza de Tito. Vesselina Kasarova (Sesto) and Dorothea Röschmann (Vitellia) with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting. Wiener Philharmoniker and the Konszertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Recorded live at the Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, August 2003. Buy it on TDK.

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    Leer nota:
    La mezzosoprano Vesselina Kasarova canta Parto, ma tu ben mio, aria de Sesto, de La Clemenza di Tito, de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Acompaña la Camerata Bern.Concertino: Florian Donderer. Solista clarinete: Philip Arkinstall. Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 9 de abril de 2013

  • Vesselina KASAROVA - TV Interview


    Vesselina KASAROVA (Mezzo-soprano) [1965]
    AESCHBACHER Kurt (Journalist)
    TV interview on the occasion of the release of her book Ich singe mit Leib und Seele
    Broadcast: May 3, 2012 (Swiss SF channel, AESCHBACHER's show)

  • KASAROVA - VERDI Rigoletto - Opéra de Paris - Avril 2016


    VERDI Giuseppe (1813 - 1901)

    Rigoletto (Opera in III atti)
    Créé le 11 mars 1851, Venise (La Fenice)
    Livret: Franco Maria PIAVE (1810 - 1876) d'après Le roi s'amuse de Victor HUGO -

    Dir.: LUISOTTI Nicola
    Orchestre et Chœurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
    Maddalena: KASAROVA Vesselina
    Rigoletto: KELSEY Quinn
    Gilda: PERETYATKO Olga
    Duca di Mantova: FABIANO Michael
    Sparafucile: SIWEK Rafal

    Mise en scène: GUTH Claus

    Enregistré en public le 26 avril 2016 à 19H30, Paris (Opéra National de Paris, Bastille)

    Atto III:
    - Scena II: Quartetto Un dì, se ben rammentomi (Duca, Maddalena, Rigoletto, Gilda)
    - Scena II: Bella figlia dell'amore (Duca, Maddalena, Gilda, Rigoletto)
    - Scena III: Scena, Terzetto e Tempesta M'odi! Ritorna a casa... (Rigoletto)
    - Scena III: Maddalena?... Aspettate (Duca, Maddalena)
    - Scena III: Terzetto E Amabile invero cotal giovinotto (Maddalena, Sparafucile, Gilda, Coro)

  • Kasarova sings Cenerentolas rondo


    Mezzosopran Vesselina Kasarova sings Cenerentola's final rondo, 'Nacqui all'affanno'. Wiener Staatsoper Gala. 1991 or 92.

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Widmung; Robert Schumann


    Vesselina Kasarova--Mezzo-soprano
    Friedrich Haider--Piano

  • Vesselina Kasarova


    Bulgarian Mezzo Soprano

  • CARMEN/ Habanera Vesselina Kasarova


    Die Habanera gesungen von Vesselina Kasarova beim
    !SING DAY of SONG in Gelsenkirchen
    Bochumer Symphoniker u. Steven Sloane
    und ca. 60.000 Sänger/innen (Chöre u. Publikum)
    und ...... ;-) ich....
    Fantastisches Ereignis! Danke dafür!



    Leer nota:
    Vesselina Kasarova canta Voi che sapete, arietta de Cherubino, de Las Bodas de Fígaro, de W. A. Mozart, acompañada por la Camerata Bern. Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 9 de abril de 2013

  • KASAROVA - HAENDEL Con lali di costanza - Helsinki concert Part 4/5


    Perform: Baroque concert in Helsinki [Part 3/5]
    June 6, 2012 (Finland, Helsinki, Music Center)

    Vesselina KASAROVA (Mezzo-soprano) [1965]
    Yordan KAMDZHALOV (Conductor)
    Helsingin Barokkiorkesteri

    HAENDEL Georg Friedrich (1685 - 1759)
    Ariodante (Opera in III atti HAENDEL-WERKE-VERZEICHNIS 33)

    Atto I, Scena VIII: Aria Con l'ali di costanza (Ariodante)

    Created in January, 8 1735, London (Covent Garden)
    Librettist: Antonio SALVI (1664 - 1724) after the ARIOSTE's poem Orlando furioso (1516)


    Con l'ali di costanza
    Alza il suo volo Amor,
    Fa trionfar nel cor
    Fede, e speranza.
    Non devo più temere
    Di sorte il rio tenor,
    Ma col mio bel tesor
    Sempre godere.

  • Kasarova Live in Moscow


    Kasarova Live in Moscow (Exclusive)

  • Vesselina Kasarova sings Gorgeously Penelopes Lament


    Disclaimer - I own nothing

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  • Gioachino Rossini - Tancredi - Fiero incontro


    As my pseudonym has already given away, I'm an admirer of Rossini's music, in particular :). And yet, I realized today that I don't have that much Rossini's music on my channel. I'm going to change that :). I'm going to start uploading my favorite pieces from the operas of the maestro not only as single uploads, but also as compilations and small comparisons (such as the present one). Thankfully, I have most of Rossini's operas and cantatas :)! So, here is the first of a series of uploads entitled The Master of Belcanto.

    Tancredi was the young composer's first real hit and it's easy to understand why. Of course, Di tanti palpiti is the opera's best known tune, but it's only the tip of the iceberg: a couple of good arias for the father, two meltingly beautiful duets for the lovers, a prison scene for Amenaide which is wonderfully expressive and a good final aria before the finale for the hero. What more could anyone want? Granted, this still isn't, in my opinion, Rossini's best work as good as it is: a couple of uninspired arias for second characters, absence of a real villain, a rather flat finale to the First Act... But such sceptisism only underlines the fact how the highlights of the opera are beyond critisism.

    I decided to first upload the Second Act Duet of the lovers. The situation is tipical of a Romantic opera. Tancredi believes himself betrayed by Amenaide and, naturally, ignores her pleas. The duet is built around the standart Rossini model: a moderato to set the mood, a gentle pensive adantino and a finishing allegro. I personally love the allegro, it's just so full of hopelessness. Both characters sure that their happeness has ended. I hope you'll enjoy this (the music, I mean :)).

    I am posting three different takes on this duet:
    1) Ewa Podles & Sumi Jo. From the complete recording with Alberto Zedda. My personal favorite; the conducting is superb here.
    2) Jennifer Larmore & Hei-Kyung Hong. From their joint recital Bellezza vocale. I actually prefer Hong's voice to Jo's, the latter is a bit cooler vocally.
    3) Vesselina Kasarova & Eva Mei. From the complete recording with Roberto Abbado. Not really my favorite. A good take, but Kasarova just isn't a Tancredi for me. Mei is good, but Hong is better. I really don't like the excessive ornaments here. They disrupt the music itself.

  • Kasarova before & after the concert in Moscow


    Vesselina Kasarova before & after her first performance in Moscow (Russia, September 9, 2011) + bonus - fragment of rehearsal - Rossini Semiramide - Eccomi alfine in Babilonia.

  • Vesselina Kasarova goes full Baritonal in her astonishing Ruggiero


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  • Vesselina Kasarova; Von ewiger Liebe; Johannes Brahms


    Vesselina Kasarova--Mezzo-soprano
    Friedrich Haider--Piano

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Sento brillar nel sen


  • Vesselina Kasarova - Jai perdu mon Eurydice


    The famous lamentation aria of Orpheus from Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice, performed by marvellous Vesselina Kasarova.

    If you, like me, think Kasarova is Orpheus incarnate, buy the Studio Farao DVD from Munich. It's a mesmerizing performance.

  • Gioachino Rossini - Tancredi - Di tanti palpiti - Appendix


    Not one compilation of Rossini's musical output would be complete without his first hit tune: Di tanti palpiti, the moderato section (a cabaletta of sorts) from the cavatina of Tancredi. In his biography of the Maestro, Stendhal wrote that the aria of Tancredi, known throughout Europe, was the most popular opera aria of its time... And also refered to as the rice aria because Rossini is supposed to have composed it while waiting for his risotto to cook one day in Venice (imagine: a hungry composer composing such a little masterpiece out of boredom :) )!

    The cavatina deals with Tancredi's return from exile Tancredi to defend his homeland against the Saracene besiegers (and to see Amenaide, of course).

    Although many recordings of the aria usually give us only the moderato, Tancredi's cavatina is actually a whole scene: an interlude (depicting Tancredi's boat dropping anchor in a port) - an impassioned recitative - a short (and rather boring) aria - a cabaletta. It's also interesting to point out that the aria is quite unrossinian in character, it almost seems to come from another musical period: the moderato section could be attributed to any composer from the end of the 18th century.

    I decided to post only the Di tanti palpiti section for a number of reasons, chief amongst them being the fact that it is really the best part of Tancredi's cavatina. It's almost a suprise when it appears after the rather uninspired cantabile.

    I once had about ten versions of this aria (including two renditions sung by sopranists, Kowalsi and Manzotti) but I narrowed the choice to six versions:
    1) Marilyn Horne (I presume that it's from her full recording of the score). A real classic, Horne just continues to pour out beautiful sound during the whole piece. I also the use of moderate ornamentation during the repeat which doesn't destroy the musical balance and the slow, relaxed tempo from the orchestra.
    2) Lucia Valentini-Terrani (from her disk Arie di Rossini with Zedda). A good rendition but I find the voice a bit too light for the role. The additional coloratura is well integrated but a bit over the top in places (listen to the very beginning of the repeat, it's a bit too extroverted for a warrior returning to an ungrateful homeland).
    3) Agnes Baltsa (from Agnes Baltsa sings Rossini with Marin). Baltsa really gets the situation and offers some relaxed singing though I don't like the intrusive mannerisms (there some unattractive glottal attacks). Marin seems to want to mute out the singer with a very loud orchestra.
    4) Ewa Podles (from the complete recording with Zedda). I personally love the relaxed conducting here: no rushing. I also think that Podles comes close to Horne's standard. An excellent account.
    5) Vesselina Kasarova (from the complete recording with Abbado). Again, as in the selections of the second act duet for the lovers, I find that Kasarova is somehow over the top: she paints almost every word and adds quite a lot of ornamentation, even to the first verse (though, most of it is tasteful; the problem is in quantity, rather than quality). She is good but quite overwhelming.
    6) Jennifer Larmore (from her excellent album Call me Mister). I really do like Larmore, and she doesn't disappoint here: she really sounds like a warrior (compare with Valentini-Terrani who sounds rather tame by comparison). Ornamentation is good, even if it is familiar (though after listening to six versions of the same aria it is bound to be).

    The renditions are grouped into two uploads (just check the title to find the one you would like to hear :)).

    I also decided that a little appendix wouldn't hurt, so I am also uploading two replacement arias for Di tanti palpiti:
    7) Cecilia Bartoli (from her hit album Maria). The piece presented is actually Giovanni Pacini's own composition, Dopo tante e tante pene composed for Tancredi to show off Maria Malibran's wide vocal range. It's actually not bad, the cabaletta is even quite fun to listen too but it would seem out of place in Rossini's opera (to my mind it is too romantic for Rossini's more classically composed opera).
    8) Vesselina Kasarova (again, from the full recording under Abbado). This aria is very similar to the replacement aria for Lindoro in L'italiana in Algeri (Concedi, amor pietoso), especially the cabaletta. It is quite good as a replacement because it features a much better cantabile section (a way better one, in fact) and the cabaletta is as passionate as in the original.

    Hope you enjoy :)! Do take your time and listen to all selections, it's quite interesting to compare them (though, again, this isn't a contest, rather a comparison).

    P.S. If you'd rather hear a countertenor sing the aria, then check David Daniel's excellent account on Youtube :).

  • Vesselina Kasarova, orphee et eurydice, extract1


    orphee: vesselina kasarova
    eurydice: rosemary joshua

  • V.Kasarova Rossini Tancredi Di tanti palpiti


    V.Kasarova performed Rossini Tancredi Di tanti palpiti (rehearsal in Moscow)

  • Vesselina Kasarova, o patria...di tanti palpiti, salzburg 1992


    live recording Aug 1992
    Rossini Tancredi, Salzburger Festpiele 1992
    Tancredi: Vesselina Kasarova

    Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg
    Chorus Master: Peter Burian
    Vienna State Opera chorus

    photo: Kasarova as Tancredi in New York 1998, with Eve Queler conducting the NY Opera Orchestra, (c) Steve J Sherman

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Ah qual gelido...Il padre adorato; Idomeneo; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


    Vesselina Kasarova--Mezzo-soprano
    Sir Colin Davis--Conductor
    Staatskapelle Dresden

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Io ti lascio, oh cara, addio; K 245; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


    Vesselina Kasarova--Mezzo-soprano
    Sir Colin Davis--Conductor
    Staatskapelle Dresden

  • KASAROVA - HAENDEL Verdi prati - Helsinki concert Part 5/5


    Perform: Baroque concert in Helsinki [Part 3/5]
    June 6, 2012 (Finland, Helsinki, Music Center)

    Vesselina KASAROVA (Mezzo-soprano) [1965]
    Yordan KAMDZHALOV (Conductor)
    Helsingin Barokkiorkesteri

    HAENDEL Georg Friedrich (1685 - 1759)
    Alcina (Opera in III atti HAENDEL-WERKE-VERZEICHNIS 34)

    Atto II, Scena XI: Aria Verdi prati, selve amene (Ruggiero)

    Created in April, 16 1735, London (Covent Garden)
    Librettist: A. MARCHI after the ARIOSTE's poem Orlando furioso (1516)


    Verdi prati, selve amene,
    Perderete la beltà.
    Vaghi fior, correnti rivi,
    La vaghezza, la bellezza
    Presto in voi si cangerà.
    Verdi prati, selve a mene,
    Perderete la beltà.
    E cangiato il vago oggetto
    All'orror del primo aspetto,
    Tutto in voi ritornerà.
    Verdi prati, selve amene,
    Perderete la beltà.

  • Kasarova Rehearsal with Russian National Orchestra


    Moscow, Russia, september 6, 2011.

  • KASAROVA - HAENDEL Il Trionfo del Tempo - Helsinki concert Part 3/5


    Perform: Baroque concert in Helsinki [Part 3/5]
    June 6, 2012 (Finland, Helsinki, Music Center)

    Vesselina KASAROVA (Mezzo-soprano) [1965]
    Yordan KAMDZHALOV (Conductor)
    Helsingin Barokkiorkesteri

    HAENDEL Georg Friedrich (1685 - 1759)
    Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Oratorio in II parti, HAENDEL-WERKE-VERZEICHNIS 46a)

    Parte I
    - Aria L'uomo sempre se stesso distrugge (Tempo)
    - Sonata
    - Aria Crede l'uom ch'egli riposi (Disinganno)

    Created in June 1707 (Roma)
    Librettist: Benedetto PAMPHILJ (1653 - 1730)


    - L'uomo sempre se stesso distrugge,
    l'anno sempre se stesso rinuova.
    Uno parte ma torna se fugge,
    l'altro parte ma più non si trova.
    L'uomo sempre, ecc.

    - Crede l'uom ch'egli riposi
    quando spiega i vanni occulti.
    Ma se i colpi sono ascosi,
    chiari poi sono gl'insulti.
    Crede l'uom, ecc.

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Carmen - Chanson



    Carmen, Acte Deuxième, Scène Première: Chanson

    Wien Staatsoper
    28 February 2009

    Genia Kühmeier, Micaela
    Ileana Tonca, Frasquita
    Cura, D'Arcangelo

    Fisch, conductor

    Many thanks to brodsky96 !!! for reminding me and for honouring VK, although his clip is not visible here in Bulgaria.

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Nacht und Träume; Franz Schubert


    Vesselina Kasarova--Mezzo-soprano
    Friedrich Haider--Piano

  • Mignons Aria - Connais-tu le pays / Vesselina Kasarova


    Ambroise Thomasのオペラ《ミニョン》より ミニョンのロマンス


    Do you know the country where the orange flowers bloom?
    The land of golden fruit and crimson roses,
    Where the breeze is fresh and the birds fly in the light,
    Where in any season bees are seen foraging,
    Where radiant smiles are a blessing from God,
    An eternal spring under a deep blue sky!

    Alas! Why can I not follow you
    To this happy shore, here the fates have exiled me!
    There it is! This is where I want to live,
    Love, love and die!

    Do you know the house is there waiting for me?
    The room with gold paneling, where men of marble
    Call me at night, holding my arms?
    And the courtyard where they dance in the shade of a large tree?
    And the transparent lake where on the water slide
    thousands of birds like weightless boats!

    Alas! Why can I not follow you
    To this happy shore, here the fates have exiled me!

    There it is! This is where I want to live,
    Love, love and die!

  • Vesselina Kasarovas humorous playfull delivery of Offenbachs Trills


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  • Kasarova rehearsal Jeanne DArc aria by Tchaikovsky


    Kasarova rehearsal Jeanne D'Arc aria by Tchaikovsky. Moscow, September 6, 2011

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Venga pur, minacci e frema; Mitridate, rè di Ponto; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


    Vesselina Kasarova--Mezzo-soprano
    Sir Colin Davis--Conductor
    Staatskapelle Dresden

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Ah, scotasi...Smanie implacabli; Così fan tutte; W.A. Mozart


    Vesselina Kasarova--Mezzo-soprano
    Sir Colin Davis--Conductor
    Staatskapelle Dresden

  • Vesselina Kasarova - «Amici...» Isabella recitativo & rondo «Pensa alla patria» Rossini


    Vesselina Kasarova - The first LIVE in Moscow (excerpts from TV concert)
    G.Rossini L'italiana in Algeri, Amici, in ogni evento m'affido a voi,
Pensa alla patria Isabella recitativo e rondo, II atto

  • Deh, per questo istante solo - Vesselina Kasarova - La Clemenza Di Tito - Mozart


    モーツァルト『皇帝ティトの慈悲』より「Deh, per questo istante solo」
    2003 / Salzburg / Harnoncourt

  • Vesselina Kasarova: Or la tromba in suon festante


    Studio recording of 1996

  • Vesselina Kasarova - I Capuleti -- Ascolta


    I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini - 1830)
    Acte I, Scene 1 - Rossini ornamented version of Romeo's entrance aria.
    Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo-soprano).

    Se Romèo t'uccise un figlio,
    In battaglia a lui diè morte :
    Incolparne dêi la sorte :
    Ei ne se pianse, e piange ancor :
    Incolparne dêi la sorte, ecc.
    Deh ! ti placa, e un altro figlio
    Troverai nel mio signor,
    Altro figlio, ecc.

    Ostinati e tal sarà.
    La tremenda ultrice spada
    A brandir Romeo s'appresta,
    E qual folgore funesta
    Mille morti apporterà.
    Ma v'accusi al ciel irato
    Tanto sangue invan versato ;
    E su voi ricada il sangue
    Che alla patria costerà

  • Vesselina Kasarova singing Sur les Lagunes from Les Nuits dÉté


    Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (b.1965) singing Sur les Lagunes from Les Nuits d'Été by Hector Berlioz
    - Pinchas Steinberg, conductor
    - ORF-Symphonieorchester

  • Vesselina Kasarova singing O ma lyre immortelle


    Vesselina Kasarova singing O ma lyre immortelle under Teodor Currentzis, Athens, 25 September 2007

  • Vesselina Kasarova singing Au Cimetière: Clair de Lune from Les Nuits dÉté


    Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (b.1965) singing Au Cimetière: Clair de Lune from Les Nuits d'Été by Hector Berlioz
    - Pinchas Steinberg, conductor
    - ORF-Symphonieorchester

  • Vesselina Kasarova - La clemenza di Tito - Non più di fiori


    Vitellia's rondo from Act II. Frau Kasarova's usual role in this opera is Sesto but listen how she does Vitellia! (Though for the sake of her voice I hope she'll never attempt her on stage.)

    This aria together with many other gorgeous Mozart pieces is available on Kasarova's RCA Red Seal CD 'Mozart Arias'.