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Playlist of Vesselina Kasarova

  • 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 - 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 - Master class, Basel


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

  • 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.

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  • Carmen: Lamour est un oiseau rebelle


    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) · Vesselina Kasarova · Georges Bizet

    Best of

    ℗ 2009 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

    Associated Performer: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
    Conductor: Giuliano Carella
    Producer: Wolfram Graul
    Recording Engineer: Klemens Kamp
    Editor: Monica Graul
    Editor: Elisabeth Panzer

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  • La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento


    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento · Vesselina Kasarova · Gioacchino Rossini

    Rossini: Arias and Duets

    ℗ 1998 BMG Entertainment

    Producer: Wolfram Graul
    Associated Performer: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Recording Engineer: Gerhard von Knobelsdorff
    Chorus Master: Udo Mehrpohl
    Assistant Engineer: Monica Graul
    Executive Producer: Dr. Stefan Mikorey
    Associated Performer: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
    Conductor: Arthur Fagen
    Librettist: Andrea Leone Tottola

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  • 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!

  • Otello: Ah, vieni, nel tuo sangue


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    Otello: Ah, vieni, nel tuo sangue · Vesselina Kasarova · Juan Diego Flórez · Gioacchino Rossini

    Rossini: Arias and Duets

    ℗ 1998 BMG Entertainment

    Producer: Wolfram Graul
    Recording Engineer: Gerhard von Knobelsdorff
    Associated Performer: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
    Assistant Engineer: Monica Graul
    Conductor: Arthur Fagen
    Executive Producer: Dr. Stefan Mikorey
    Librettist: Francesco Berio

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  • Vesselina Kasarova


    Bulgarian Mezzo Soprano

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  • LItaliana in Algeri: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!


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    L'Italiana in Algeri: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! · Vesselina Kasarova · Gioacchino Rossini

    Rossini: Arias and Duets

    ℗ 1998 BMG Entertainment

    Producer: Wolfram Graul
    Associated Performer: Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Recording Engineer: Gerhard von Knobelsdorff
    Chorus Master: Udo Mehrpohl
    Assistant Engineer: Monica Graul
    Executive Producer: Dr. Stefan Mikorey
    Associated Performer: Münchner Rundfunkorchester
    Librettist: Angelo Anelli
    Conductor: Arthur Fagen

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  • Vesselina Kasarovas humorous playfull delivery of Offenbachs Trills


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  • Vesselina Kasarova, amour, viens rendre à mon âme


  • Vesselina Kasarova masterclass


  • Vesselina Kasarova; Von ewiger Liebe; Johannes Brahms


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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Kasarova sings Cenerentolas rondo


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

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Sapho - Ô ma lyre immortelle


    Sapho's recitative and aria from the eponymous opera by Charles Gounod. The poetess, abandoned by her lover Phaon, sings her last hopeless aria and leaps from the cliff into the sea.

    Frau Kasarova's interpretation is totally heartbreaking. This aria is available on her RCA Red Seal CD French Opera Arias.

  • 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.

  • Auf dem Wasser zu singen op. 72, D 774


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    Auf dem Wasser zu singen op. 72, D 774 (Mitten im Schimmer der spiegelnden Wellen) · Vesselina Kasarova · Franz Schubert

    Best of

    ℗ 1999 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

    Producer: Teije van Geest
    Piano: Friedrich Haider
    Executive Producer: Stefan Mikorey
    Author: Friedrich Leopold Graf von Stolberg

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  • Vesselina Kasarova - La belle Hélène - Aria ”Amours divins!” - Offenbach


    アリア 「神聖な恋」
    1997 / Zurich / Harnoncourt

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Kavatine Rosina


    Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868).

    The official Vesselina Kasarova Website provides information on the Bulgarian mezzo-soprano.

    Das MDR Sinfonieorchester
    Daniel Nazareth

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Sento brillar nel sen


  • First vlog! - The day in Groningen - Rehearsal with Vesselina Kasarova - Some fun!


    My trip to Holland, some talk and fun with Vesselina Kasarova. You can also see a little part of our rehearsal in the little hall of De Oosterpoort, Groningen, with Monteverdi-Orff Lamento d'Arianna

    The recital was on the 6.April 2017

    Monteverdi-Orff Lamento d'Arianna
    Haydn. Arianna a Naxos

    Berlioz. Le nuit d'ete

  • Vesselina Kasarova goes full Baritonal in her astonishing Ruggiero


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  • Vesselina Kasarova 1991 - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia


    26 years old Vesselina Kasarova 1991 - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Una voce poco fa Geneva Opera House

    Early life and education

    Vesselina Kasarova (pronounced ka-TSA-ro-va) was born in the central Bulgarian town of Stara Zagora in July 1965. Under the communist regime that supported the arts, she studied Russian as a second language and began her music education in early childhood, taking her first piano lesson when she was only 4 years old. She gave her first stage performance as a 16 yrs old pianist performing Mozart sonatas in 1981 in her home town. As she studied piano and worked as accompanist at recitals, Kasarova became drawn to the voice as musical instrument.

    After earning her concert pianist diploma in 1987, Kasarova switched to study singing under the watchful eyes of Ressa Koleva at Sofia's Music Academy. A stroke of luck, since Madame Koleva protected her from the prevailing Verdi singing culture that might have ruined her voice early and steering her toward Mozart and Rossini instead. She gave her first singing performance in Stara Zagora singing Habanera from Bizet's Carmen. The prodigious Bulgarian also performed at Sofia National Opera while still a student. She performed the part of Rosina in the Barber of Seville for her graduation exam.

    [edit] Singing career

    In 1988, while still a student, a demo tape recording of her performance was given to the renown conductor Herbert von Karajan, who, upon hearing it, asked her to sing for him at the Vienna State Opera. Though Karajan died a week later, upon hearing this engaging singer his successor offered her 2 annual contracts starting in 1991.

    Vesselina Kasarova graduated from the Conservatoire of Sofia in 1989; spending her 2 years gap engaged by the Zurich Opera. There she soon became a favorite with audiences appreciative of her intense characterization of all the roles she plays, her expressive clarinet-ish voice, and virtuosic vocal agility. Her first role being two minor parts (2nd Norn and Wellgunde) in Wagner's Götterdämmerung. In the same year she won first prize in the Neue Stimmen (New Voices) international singing competition in Gütersloh, Germany, sponsored by Bertelsmann, owner of BMG Classics. In 1991, she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival singing 2 concerts in commemoration of Mozart's 200th death anniversary and as Annio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito under Sir Colin Davis. In that same year she left Zurich to fulfill her contract at the Vienna State Opera debuting in the role of Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, and remained with company for 2 years. There she married her Swiss husband.

  • 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.

  • Neujahreskonzert 2020 | Vesselina Kasarova und das Zürcher Kammerorchester


    Den Jahreswechsel feiert das Zürcher Kammerorchester seit jeher mit grossen Künstlern und schillernden Persönlichkeiten. Auch der Jahreswechsel 2019/20 bildete da keine Ausnahme. Denn am 31. Dezember und 1. Januar teilten sich Richard Galliano und Vesselina Kasarova die Bühne. Unter der Leitung von Willi Zimmermann, dem Konzertmeister des ZKO, werden Musikstücke aus unterschiedlichen Genres zu einem stimmungsvollen Ganzen zusammengetragen.

    Vesselina Kasarova lancierte ihre Karriere als 24-Jährige am Zürcher Opernhaus, wo sie über die Jahre zum Weltstar und Publikumsliebling avancierte. In ihrer langen Karriere hat sie an allen bedeutenden Opernhäusern der Welt gesungen.

    Mit dem Zürcher Kammerorchester gab sie am 1. Januar 2020 Gioacchino Rossinis «Canzonetta spagnuola» (Sinfonische Bearbeitung, Massimiliano Matesic) zum Besten.

  • Vesselina Kasarova


    Kent Nagano, der Bayerische Generalmusikdirektor eröffnete am Freitag 18. Mai 2007 den ersten Münchner «Ball der Künste». Der von der Bayerischen Staatsoper initiierte Schwarz-Weiß-Ball im Haus der Kunst an der Münchner Prinzregentenstraße soll an die Tradition der legendären Münchner Künstlerbälle anknüpfen.

    Neben dem Bayerischen Staatsorchester unter Naganos Leitung waren mit dabei: das Bayerische Staatsballett, die SWR-Bigband, Jazz-Legende Coco Schumann, Bryan Ferry sowie die Opernstars Vesselina Kasarova - die hier Habanera von Carmen singt.


  • Vesselina Kasarova - La mort de Cléopâtre - Berlioz


    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Robin Ticciati - conductor
    Vesselina Kasarova - mezzo soprano

    November 13th, 2014

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Widmung; Robert Schumann


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

  • Una voce poco fa - Vesselina Kasarova - Il barbiere di Siviglia/Staatsoper Wien 2013


    L'aria di Rosina Una voce poco fa dall'opera di Gioacchino Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
    Registrazione live del 18 marzo 2013 presso la Staatsoper di Wien.

  • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame : Polinas Aria. Vesselina Kasarova


    Vesselina Kasarova as Polina in Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades)
    Conductor Seiji Ozawa
    Stage Director: Kurt Horres
    Vienna, 1992

  • Vesselina Kasarova sings Gorgeously Penelopes Lament


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  • G.Rossini Semiramide - Eccomi... - Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento - Vesselina Kasarova


    Gioacchino Rossini

    Eccomi alfine in Babilonia ...
    Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento Arsace recitativo e cavatine, I atto

    Vesselina Kasarova, mezzosoprano

    Russian National Orchestra
    Thomas Sanderling, conductor
    Moscow, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, 09.09.2011

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Tancredi - Di tanti palpiti


    Moscow 9.09.2011

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Kyurkchiyski - Kalimanku, Denku


    Kalimanku, Denku - Traditional Bulgarian Song
    Krassimir Kyurkchiyski, arrangement

    Pining for love, burning up with desire and a metamorphosis VK

    Sofia Soloist Chamber Orchestra
    Tzanko Dimitrov Delibozov, conductor

    Album Bulgarian Soul
    (P) & (C) BMG Ariola Classics GmbH
    RCA Red Seal

    Paintings by DECHKO UZUNOV

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Il tenero momento; Lucio Silla; 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

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Day mi, Bozhe, krila lebedovi


    The world-renowned Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova and the chorus The Cosmic Voices of Bulgaria perform the Bulgarian traditional song Day mi, Bozhe, krila lebedovi (Give me, oh God, the wings of a swan), arranged by Krassimir Kyurchiyski.

    Visuals: Rhodopi and Rila Mountains, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria; Church of Ascension in Moscow and Church of Intercession upon Nerl River in Bogolyubovo, Russia.

    If this song stirs your imagination, there is a whole CD of hauntingly beautiful Bulgarian melodies sung in Kasarova's marvellous voice: RCA Red Seal Bulgarian Soul.

    Замечательная болгарская меццо-сопрано Веселина Кацарова и хор Космические голоса Болгарии исполняют народную болгарскую песню Дай ми, Боже, крила лебедови. Композиция является частью сборника Веселины Bulgarian Soul. Фото - Родопы, Рила, Рильский монастырь в Болгарии, а также храм Вознесения в Коломенском и церковь Покрова-на-Нерли в Боголюбово.

  • 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)

  • Vesselina Kasarova; Im Frühling; Franz Schubert


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



    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

  • Gioachino Rossini - Tancredi - Di tanti palpiti


    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 - 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'.

  • Vesselina Kasarova, the Miracle of Contralto Coloratura


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  • Vesselina Kasarova--princess Ebolis Veil Song, Stara Zagora Nov 2012


    Concert in her home town Stara Zagora
    Verdi's Don Carlos
    Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio
    maestro Emil Tabakov
    more info:

  • 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.

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Samson et Dalila - Mon coeur souvre a ta voix


    Moscow 09.09.2011

  • Vesselina Kasarova - Samson et Dalila - Mon coeur souvre a ta voix


    Samson - Jose Cura
    Deutsche Oper Berlin 15.05.2011