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Vesselina Kasarova

  • Mezzo-Soprano


Vesselina Kasarova recordings / discography / video / films

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Vesselina Kasarova - "Mon coeur s'ouvre а ta voix", Saint-Saens ...



Alcina (Wiener Staatsoper)

The Wiener Staatsoper mounted this 2011 production of Georg Friedrich Händel's three-act opera seria Alcina (1735). The cast...



Der Rosenkavalier (Oper Zürich)

This performance of Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier features Nina Stemme, Alfred Muff, Vesselina Kasarova, and...


La Clemenza di Tito (Salzburger Festspiele)

The 1791 La Clemenza di Tito (or 'The Clemency of Titus') marked Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final opera seria. With a libretto...



Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Opernhaus Zürich)

Claudio Monteverdi's two-act opera based on Homer's Odyssey and featuring libretto by Giacomo Badoaro is performed before a...



The Barber of Seville (Opera House Zürich)

This performance of Gioacchino Rossini's opera, Il Barber di Siviglia features the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera House...


Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Oper Zürich)


Orphée et Eurydice



La Belle Hélène (Zurich Opera House)

Hartmut Schottler directed this 1997 production of Jacques Offenbach's opera La Belle Hélène at the Zurich Opera House, with...

Helen, Queen of Sparta


Pique Dame (Wiener Staatsoper)


La Clemenza di Tito (Opernhaus Zürich)

Recordings of operatic roles

  • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen Of Spades) (1988) -- [audio CD] As a governess with Emil Tchakarov & Sofia Festival Orchestra
  • Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (1992) -- [VHS] As Pauline with Ozawa & Vienna State Opera
  • Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda (1992) -- [audio CD] As Agnese with Pinchas Steinburg & Orf Symphony Orchestra
  • Rossini: Tancredi (1996) --[audio CD] As Tancredi with Roberto Abbado & Munich Radio Orchestra
  • Weber: Oberon (1996) --[audio CD] As Fatime with Marek Janowski & Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
  • Offenbach: La Belle Hélène (1997) -- [VHS & DVD] As Hélène with Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Zurich Opera (Note: VHS and DVD versions show performances from different dates.)
  • Massenet: Werther (1999) --[Audio CD] As Charlotte with Vladimir Jurowski & Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
  • Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (1999) --[Audio CD] As Romeo with R. Abbado & Munich Radio Orchestra
  • Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust (1999) -- [DVD] As Marguerite with Sylvain Chambreling from the 1999 Salzburg Festival
  • Rossini: The Barber of Seville (2001) -- [DVD] As Rosina with Nello Santi and Zurich Opera
  • Donizetti: La Favorite (2001) --[Audio CD] As Leonor with Viotti & Munich Radio Orchestra
  • Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2003) -- [DVD] As Penelope with N. Harnoncourt & Zurich Opera
  • Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2003) --[DVD] As Sesto with Nikolaus Harnoncourt from the Salzburg Summer Festival (now part of the M22 project)
  • Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (2004) --[DVD] As Orphée with Ivor Bolton & Bavaria State Opera
  • R. Strauß: Der Rosenkavalier (2005) --[DVD] As Oktavian with Franz Welser-Mōst & Zurich Opera
  • Mozart" La clemenza di Tito (2005) --[DVD] As Sesto with Franz Welser-Mōst from Zurich Opera
  • Mozart: La clemenza di Tito (2006) --[Doppel CD] As Sesto with Pinchas Steinburg & Munchner Rundfunkorchester
  • Mozart: Mitridate, ré di Ponto (2006) --[Doppel CD] As Farnace with Sir Roger Norrington & Camerata Salzburg from the 1997 Salzburg Festival
  • Rossini: La Cenerentola (2006) --[Doppel CD] As Angelina with Carlo Rizzi & Munchner Rundfunkorchester
  • Donizetti: Dom Sebastien (March 2007) --[CD] As Zayda with Mark Elder & ROH Orchestra
  • Händel: Alcina (September 2007) -- [SACD] As Ruggiero with Ivor Bolton from Bavarian State Opera

Other Recordings

(Vesselina Kasarova has an exclusive recording contract with RCA Red Seal Label)

  • Hermann Suter Le Laudi (Le laudi di San Francesco d’Assisi) (1991) --[Audio CD] with Budapester Sinfoniker Chor and Kinderchor des Ungarischen Rundfunks Budapest
  • Wir Schwestern Zwei, Wir Schönen --[Audio CD] lieder duets with Edita Gruberova including the famous Rossini's Katzen-Duett (Duetto buffo di due gatti)
  • Berlioz, Ravel, Chausson (1994) --[Audio CD] song cycles with Pinchas Steinberg and the ORF Symphonieorchester (This recording won the Prix Maurice Ravel award)
  • A Portrait (1996) --[Audio CD] with Friedrich Haider and the Munchner Rundfunkorchester. Arias from Handel's RinaldoGluck's Orfeo ed EuridiceMozart's Le nozze di Figaroand Don GiovanniRossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia and L'italiana in AlgeriDonizetti's Anna Bolena and La favorita, and Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
  • Franz Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E-Major (1997) --[Audio CD] with Riccardo Muti & Wiener Philharmoniker and Chor des Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks, Leipzig
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Major "Sinfonie der Tausend" (1997) --[Audio CD] with Sir Colin Davis & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  • Mozart Arias (1997) --[Audio CD] with Sir Colin Davis and the Staatskapelle Dresden. Arias from Cosi fan tutteLe nozze di FigaroIdomeneo, Mitridate, Don Giovanni, Lucio Silla, and La clemenza di Tito. This recording was nominated for the Grammy Award
  • Schubert, Brahms, Schumann: Lieder (1999) [Audio CD] with Friedrich Haider
  • Rossini: Arias and Duets (2000) [Audio CD] with Juan Diego Florez and Arthur Fagen & Musikalische Leitung. This record won the 2000 Cannes Classical Awards for Songs and Vocal Recitals 19/20 Century.
  • Nuit Resplendissante (2001) [Audio CD] Rarely heard French opera arias with Frédéric Chaslin & Münchner Rundfunkorchester
  • Love Entranced: French Opera Arias (2002) [Audio CD] with Frédéric Chaslin and the Munich Radio Orchestra.
  • Bulgarian Soul: Kyurkchiyski (2003) [Audio CD] with Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria under Vania Moneva, and the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra under Tzanko Delibozov singing traditional Bulgarian folk songs. This recording was nominated for the German ECHO Klassik award (Classics Without Frontier)
  • Berlin Opera Night (2004) --[DVD & audio CD] Sings Charlotte's letter scene from Werther as part of the benefit concert to raise fund for AIDS research. CD under title Gala Night
  • The Magic of Kasarova (2004) [Audio CD] compilation of arias from her acclaimed roles including tracks from live performances from the 2003 Munich production of Orphée et Eurydice and the 1999 Salzburger Festspiele production of La damnation de Faust.
  • Belle Nuit (2008) [Audio CD] with Ulf Schirmer and the Munich Radio Orchestra. Live recording of a concert at Philharmonie am Gastieg of Offenbach operetta arias.
  • Sento Brillar (July 2008) [Audio CD] with Alan Curtis and Il Complesso Barocco. Studio recording of Handel opera arias that were written for Carestini.
  • Passionate Arias (May 2009) [Audio CD] with Giuliani Carrera and Munich Radio Orchestra. Studio recordings of compilation of dramatic mezzo-soprano arias.
  • Chopin At The Opera (2010) [DVD] Documentary on opera's influence on the music of Frederic Chopin. Filmed at George Sands' estate with short clips of Kasarova's rehearsal for a concert with Roland Raphael.

TV Documentary

  • Vesselina Kasarova: Ein Portrait: Mozart ist ohne Ende (BMG Classic & Saarländischer Rundfunk) From 1997 interview with clips from Idomeneo in Florence, I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Paris, recording session of her Mozart Arias CD in Dresden
  • Tell Me, Little White Cloud (Arte-TV) Making of Bulgarian Soul CD with the Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria Female Choir
  • Vesselina Kasarova: Die Kunst der Verwandlung (ORF) 2005 documentary of her career.
  • Bulgarian Encounters Deutsche Welle's Euromaxx television series where Kasarova serves as the host