The best Russian singing you will hear all year

The best Russian singing you will hear all year

Album Of The Week

norman lebrecht

February 26, 2022

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

Asmik Grigorian is a Lithuanian of Armenian parentage who commands the most dramatic roles in world opera, from Salome to Jenufa. On stage, she is electrifying. This is her first recital record, and I wondered if she could deliver the same degree of ferocity and beauty. It does not take long to find that she is an irresistibly intuitive and evocative interpreter of Russian song.

More here.

And here.

En francais ici.

In Czech here.

In The Critic here.


  • Violinista Italiana says:

    The Maestro Riccardo Muti likes this singer really and he wanted to try to give her a “dedica” in Salzburg. But I see that he could not give her this dedica.

  • ThrownOutOfTheKremlinForSinging says:

    Here’s some of my favorite Russian singing, in this case, by a Ukrainian basso:

  • Hugh Kerr says:

    I saw her in Vienna recently in Manon Lescaut she was vg see my review in the Edinburgh Music Review