И в зале яркой и богатой,
Когда в умолкший, тесный круг,
Подобна лилии крылатой,
Колеблясь, входит Лалла-Рук…
Lalla-Roukh, the daughter of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, has been promised in marriage to the King of Samarkand. Accompanied by her confidants, Mirza and a eunuch called Baskir, she departs in a caravan to the King's summer palace for the wedding. As the caravan travels through Kashmir, she is charmed by the nightly songs of Nourreddin, a mysterious poet-singer who has joined the caravan. The couple meet at night and pledge their love to each other. Lalla-Roukh tells him that when they arrive at the palace, she will confess all to the King and refuse to marry him, preferring to live in a simple cottage in Kashmir with her true love. When the caravan finally arrives at the palace, a crash of cymbals is heard and the King comes out to receive his bride. To her amazement, Lalla-Roukh realizes that he is in fact Nourreddin.
Lalla-Roukh, a Mughal princess…… Marianne Fiset, Soprano
Mirza, Lalla-Roukh's confidante…… Nathalie Paulin, Soprano
Nourreddin, King of Samarkand, disguised as a poet-singer…… Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Tenor
Baskir, a court eunuch and Lalla-Roukh's confidant…… Bernard Deletré, Bass-baritone
Bacbara, a slave…… David Newman, Baritone
Kaboul, a slave…… Andrew Adelsberger, Bass-baritone
Opera Lafayette Orchestra,
dir. Ryan Brown.
Recorded at Dekelboum Hall, Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, from 27th to 29th January, 2013.
lossless (booklet +)