Nika Leoni, Soprano

Audio




SOUND CLIPS


R. Glière: “Concerto for Soprano and Orchestra"
(with Richmond Youth Chamber Collegium, Richmond, USA
Michael Holmes, Conductor)

N. Rimsky-Korsakov: “Vsglyani..." (Tsar's Bride)
(with Stern Orchestra, Prague, The Czech Republic
Paul Mauffray, Conductor)

W.A. Mozart: “Ah, fuggi, il traditor"
(with Stern Orchestra, Prague, The Czech Republic
Paul Mauffray, Conductor)

W.A. Mozart: “Ach, ich fühl's"
(with Stern Orchestra, Prague, The Czech Republic
Paul Mauffray, Conductor)

W.A. Mozart: “Deh, vieni, non tardar"
(with Stern Orchestra, Prague, The Czech Republic
Paul Mauffray, Conductor)

COMPOSITIONS


N. Leoni: "Message" from Six Love Songs by Sara Teasdale
(with Violetta Zabbi, piano)

N. Leoni: "Faults" from Six Love Songs by Sara Teasdale
(with Violetta Zabbi, piano)

N. Leoni: "Wild Asters" from Six Love Songs by Sara Teasdale
(with Violetta Zabbi, piano)

N. Leoni: "Pierrot" from Six Love Songs by Sara Teasdale
(with Violetta Zabbi, piano)


N. Leoni: "Euridice" Operatic Suite / Part I: Reflessioni
(with Violetta Zabbi, piano)

Recorded Live
Nika Leoni, soprano, with Violetta Zabbi, piano

N. Leoni: "Euridice" Operatic Suite / Part II: Ritrovamenti
(with Violetta Zabbi, piano)

RECORDINGS


Dark EyesDark Eyes / Очи Чёрные
Favorite Russian Romances and Songs
with Dmitri Magsevi, tenor
Instrumental and Vocal Arrangements by Nika Leoni

Release Date: July 17, 2009

Larion Records™

 

CD Tracks List

1. Dark Eyes / Очи чёрные

2. Still Our Coachbell Rings on Unrelenting / Однозвучно гремит колокольчик

3. Just Stay with Me / Побудь со мной

4. The Gate To The Garden / Калитка

5. A Letter To My Mother / Письмо к матери

6. I Loved You Once / Я Вас любил

7. When the Dawn Comes, Do Not Waken Her / На заре ты ее не буди

8. I Met You / Я встретил Вас

9. Blaze On, Blaze On, My Shining Star / Гори, гори, моя звезда

10. O Coachman, Don't Hurry Our Steeds! / Ямщик, не гони лошадей

11. Morning of Fog and Mist / Утро туманное

12. Only Once in Life / Только раз

13. My Sweet Maple Mournful / Kлён ты мой опавший

14. And This World Has No Eyes / И нет в мире очей

 

Classical Russian RomancesClassical Russian Romances
by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov,
Rachmaninov, Cui, and Glière

With Yelena Kurdina, piano

Recorded in 2012, New York

Coming soon on Larion Records



Demo Tracks

“I Touched a Flower" / Коснулась я цветка, C. Cui

"Awake, my child" / Проснись, дитя, R. Glière

"... an extraordinary performer demonstrating her exquisite voice and truly expressive musicality."
- Józef Wiłkomirski, Artistic Director, Filharmonia Sudecka, Poland

"…a strong and convincing character portrayal
combined with skillful technique…"

- Ostravske Noviny, The Czech Republic

"... [Nika's] talent keeps evolving, and her emotion has grown even more intense, which casts every song
in a unique sensuous and intellectual hue."

- Margarina Shklyarevskaya, Russian Bazaar, New York

 

 

 

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"Nika Leoni … is an exceptionally talented composer and singer,
with triumphant femininity manifest in her music
as well as her appearance,
and definitely worthy of our very special attention. ...

- Margarina Shklyarevskaya, Russian Bazaar, New York


"Nika Leoni's talent is extraordinary. ...
The music has a sound of mystery...

- Sarah B. Roberts,
Adventures in the Endless Pursuit of Entertainment

 

"[Nika's] voice has power and tenderness,
character and sheer beauty.

- Margarina Shklyarevskaya, Russian Bazaar, New York




 

 

 





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COMMENTS:

Fantastic Russian romance album - very deep, inspiring and touchy! Love every song, voices are beautiful. Real gem!

 

The very talented soprano shines and blends so beautifully with the tenor and guitar ... These classical voices sing this repertoire with such ease and depth. Wonderfully interpreted and arranged.

 

Beautiful music and voices. A sophisticated interpretation of Russian romance songs. One can listen to this CD over and over.

 

Masterful music arrangements make your heart so happy and tender.

 

This CD features some of the best-known Russian romance classics, featuring powerful and expressive vocals in beautiful arrangements. Especially impressive are the arrangements for two voices on several tracks. These are the romance classics the way they should sound - passionate, yet intimate and wistful.