Birutė

Mikas Petrauskas

Birutė
Year of publication: 2009
Record company: Cantus firmus
Duration: 60′40″
Media: CD

The first Lithuanian national opera

 

Libretto by Gabrielius Landsbergis-Žemkalnis

Orchestration by Teisutis Makačinas

 

PERFORMERS:

Birutė, maiden of Palanga – Asta Krikščiūnaitė (soprano)

Governor of Palanga, her father – Sigitas Račkys (actor)

Birutė's brothers: Audrius Rubežius (tenor), Giedrius Žalys (baritone)

Kęstutis, Samogitian duke – Arnoldas Jalianiauskas (actor)

The old priest – Arūnas Malikėnas (baritone)

Sundstein, the chief of crusaders – Rafailas Karpis (tenor)

Lizdeika, principal pagan priest – Ferdinandas Jakštys (actor)

Priest – Gediminas Storpirštis (actor)

I priestess – Birutė Mar (actress)

II priestess – Ramunė Skardžiūnaitė (actress)

Crowd (priestesses, knights, harvesters)

 

Director Birutė Mar

Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas

 

Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra (chief conductor Modestas Pitrėnas)

Kaunas State Choir (artistic director and chief conductor Petras Bingelis)

Tracks

  1. Overture 05′04″

  2. Act 1. Scene 1 06′51″

  3. Scene 2 03′27″

  4. Scene 3 02′56″

  5. Scene 4 03′12″

  6. Scene 4 (continued) 07′03″

  7. Scene 5 03′23″

  8. Act 2. Scene 1 06′38″

  9. Scene 2. Scene 3 02′22″

  10. Scene 4. Scene 5 05′03″

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    Scene 4. Scene 5

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  11. Scene 6. Scene 7 03′29″

  12. Scene 7 (continued) 02′33″

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    Scene 7 (continued)

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  13. Scene 7 (continued). Scene 8 01′41″

  14. Scene 9. Scene 10. Scene 11 03′54″

  15. Scene 12 00′30″

  16. Scene 12 (continued) 02′16″

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