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(this is a multiple CD album sold separately)

Anna Karenina

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2009

Originally recorded in 2009


The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Stewart Robertson


Loretto-Hilton Center, St Loius, USA

Jun 2007


Blanton Alspaugh


Jesse Lewis

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Total Time - 139:35
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  Anna Karenina  
  An opera in two acts by David Carlson  

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  Libretto by Colin Graham after the novel by Leo Tolstoy  
  CD 1  



Act I

1 Prologue: The Station, Moscow. Winter, 1874. 3:32
2 1 Scene 1: A sitting room in Stiva's house. That day. 7:52
3 Scene 2: A ball at Princess Betsy Tverskoya's house. 12:15
4 Scene 3: Karenin's house, St Petersburg. That night. 6:10
5 2 Scene 1: Stiva's house. A few days later. 1:27
6 Scene 2: Lenin's house in the country 8:53
7 Scene 3: Karenin's country house outside St Petersburg. Spring 9:54
8 3 Scene 1: A box at the races. Tsarskow Selo. That afternoon 10:49
9 Scene 2: Karenin's study, some days later. Night 11:15

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Act II

1 4 Scene 1: The Admiralty Gardens, St Petersburg. Early autumn 7:31
2 Scene 2: A supper party at the Oblonsky's. 6:40
3 Scene 3: Anna's bedroom, that night. 6:40
4 Interlude 1:16
5 5 Scene 1: Levin's house. Six month's later. 2:45
6 Scene 2: Anna, writing. 4:37
7 Scene 3: Seriosha's bedroom. Early morning on his birthday 4:30
8 Interlude 0:45
9 6 Scene 1: Anna's apartments at an hotel. That evening. 18:43
10 Scene 2: The Station Platform. 7:14
11 Scene 3: (Epilogue) The garden of Levin's country estate. Months later. 6:47
  CD 2 TT: 67:35      
 Stewart Robertson

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a masterwork of 19th Century literature; a parable on the struggle for personal freedom against the conventions of a hostile society, played out in a tragic love-story. With a libretto by the distinguished director Colin Graham after the novel by Leo Tolstoy, David Carlson’s opera vividly captures the drama and message of the original work. This double-disc set is a world premiere recording of the opera, with commanding performances from members of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stewart Robertson.

“…there is a lot to admire in this dramatic, expressive score"

Kimon Daltas

Opera Now - July 2009

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