Recorded by: Church of St. John the Apostle (Jaanikirik, Est. Peterburi Jaani kirik, St. Petersburg).

Natalia Kozhevnikova: Editor

Pavel Timofeev: Sound engineer

Vladimir Ryabenko: Sound producer

Anton Yakovlev: Executive producer

Catalog number: RS 0607

Track listing:

1. P.I. Tchaikovsky: The Canary, Op. 25 No. 4, words by L. Mey

2. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade "Oh, child, under your window ...", Op. 63 No. 6, lyrics by K.R.

3. P.I. Tchaikovsky: "Was I not a blade of grass in the field ...", Op. 47 No. 7, lyrics by I. Surikov

4. P.I. Tchaikovsky: “He loved me so much,” Op. 28 No. 4, lyrics by A. Apukhtin

5. P.I. Tchaikovsky: If I Knew, Op. 47 No. 1, lyrics by A.K. Tolstoy

6. P.I. Tchaikovsky: “Don't Believe, My Friend ...”, Op. 6 No. 1, lyrics by A. Apukhtin

7. S.V. Rachmaninov: "The Passing Wind", Op. 34 No. 4, words by K. Balmont

8.S.V. Rachmaninov: "Dream" ("And I had a native land ..."), Op. 8 No. 5, lyrics by A. Pleshcheev from Heine

9.S.V. Rachmaninoff: Prayer, Op. 8 No. 6, lyrics by A. Pleshcheev from Heine

10. S.V. Rachmaninov: “The Night is Sad”, Op. 26 No. 12, lyrics by I. Bunin

11. S.V. Rachmaninov: “I fell in love with my sorrow ...”, Op. 8 No. 4, lyrics by A. Pleshcheev from Shevchenko

12. S.V. Rachmaninov: "Sleep" ("There is nothing in the world ..."), Op. 38 No. 5, lyrics by F. Sologub

13. S.V. Rachmaninoff: These Summer Nights, Op. 14 No. 5, lyrics by D. Rathaus

Creative biography.

Soloist of the Mariinsky Theater since the 2019-20 season.

The current 2020-21 season began for Maria Bayankina with participation in the premiere of a new production of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Snow Maiden (Kupava, September 2020, conductor Valery Gergiev), as well as a recital from romances by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theater (accompanist - Anatoly Kuznetsov, October 2020)

The last season of 2019-2020 was marked for the singer with significant international events: debut as Francesca da Rimini in a concert performance of Rachmaninoff's opera at the Concertgebouw (September 2019, Amsterdam, conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky), debut at the Bolshoi Theater as Nastasya Filippovna in I Weinberg's opera (November 2019, Moscow), as Tatiana Larina in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Rome Opera (February-March 2020, conductor James Conlon).

Together with the opera troupe of the Mariinsky Theater conducted by Valery Gergiev, Maria Bayankina took part in the collective's grand tour of Asia, performing as Maria in Tchaikovsky's opera Mazepa at the NCPA, China's largest concert hall and at Suntory Hall in Japan (November 2019). The singer made two brilliant debuts this season at the Mariinsky Theater - as Fevronia in The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia by Rimsky-Korsakov and as Renata in the legendary production of Prokofiev's opera The Fiery Angel, which was returned to the theater stage.

The 2018-19 season left its mark with significant debut works by Maria Bayankina in Tchaikovsky's Mazepa (Maria, conductor - Valery Gergiev, the performance was broadcast on the international TV channel MEZZO), as well as debut in the most difficult role of Minnie at the premiere of Puccini's Girls from the West (conductor - Valery Gergiev). At the Martha Argerich Festival in Hamburg, the singer performed as a soloist in Stravinsky's Les Noces (conducted by Charles Dutoit).

She made her debut at the Mariinsky Theater in 2013 as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata directed by Valery Gergiev. Significant career milestones were the main roles in the premiere performances of Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky (director - Alexei Stepanyuk, conductor - Valery Gergiev, 2014) and Weinberg's The Idiot (director - Alexei Stepanyuk, conductor - Thomas Sanderling, 2016).

The singer's repertoire at the Mariinsky Theater includes leading soprano roles: Violetta Valerie (La Traviata), Tatiana Larina (Eugene Onegin), The Countess (The Marriage of Figaro), Iolanta (Iolanta), Corinna (Journey to Reims) , Rusalka ("Mermaid"), Volkhova ("Sadko"), Donna Anna ("The Stone Guest"), Nastasya Filippovna ("The Idiot"), Liza Brichkina ("The Dawns Here Are Quiet"), Dunyasha ("The Station Keeper"), Kuma Nastasya (The Enchantress), Militrisa (The Tale of Tsar Saltan), Kupava (The Snow Maiden), Aida (Aida), Minnie (The Girl from the West), Fevronia (The Legend of the Maiden Fevronia and the Invisible city ​​of Kitezh "), Renata" Fiery Angel ".

From 2011-2019 she was a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. In concerts of the Academy under the direction of Larisa Gergieva, she performed on the largest European stages in Europe in Milan, Rome, Bari, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Cannes, London, etc.

Takes part in the Moscow Easter Festival, the Stars of the White Nights Festival, Denis Matsuev's Stars on Baikal, Crescendo, Denis Matsuev and Friends.

Has appeared with the Mariinsky Theater and maestro Gergiev in Japan (Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, 2016), in Naples (Kuma Nastasya in The Enchantress, 2017) in Baden-Baden (Tatiana in Eugene Onegin and the part of soprano in Bells Rachmaninov, 2017).

Pays attention to baroque and chamber music.

Graduate of the Russian Academy of Music. Gnesins (class of Evgenia Sheveleva).

Laureate of the international competition Competizione dell'Opera (Tashkent, 2014; III prize), I All-Russian competition for young vocalists "The Future of Musical Theater" (Omsk, 2012; I prize), All-Russian competition for young vocalists named after I. Nadezhda Obukhova (Lipetsk, 2012; 3rd prize), the 1st International Competition for Young Opera Singers in memory of M.D. Mikhailov (Cheboksary, 2010; 3rd prize).

Natalia Kozhevnikova

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