Dimitrij Kitajenko (Dmitry, Dmitri, Dimitri, Kitayenko, Kitaenko)

"With complete dedication"

“Whilst this Iolanta may not boast such big names as Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala, it is truly a more convincing performance in every respect – it is a fresher and less pretentious interpretation of Tchaikovsky's little recognised gem of an opera.” This was the verdict of klassik.com on the new recording of this one-act opera conducted by Dimitri Kitaenko, in agreement with other enthusiastic reviewers. The classical music magazine FonoForum likewise gave the recording a rating of 4.5 out of 5, with the comment: “Kitaenko directed the Gürzenich Orchestra with confidence, drawing from them a richly coloured but unsentimental sound.”

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