“…his voice, a lyric instrument, has darkened in recent years to the point where he has begun to inhabit major roles in works of his native land. Abdrazakov brings splendid sonority and nuance to the Russian arias on this disc.… To each aria, Abdrazakov applies distinctive touches, keeping his silken voice weighty and penetrating or light and buoyant – whatever the dramatic moment demands. … Constantine Orbelian teams vibrantly with Abdrazakov, conducting the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and Kaunas State Choir in performances that capture the special sound world of these rich excerpts.” —Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone Magazine
Read the full review in the June 2014 Issue of Gramophone Magazine!
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