Iolanta // Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Ibn-Hakia
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor

Tchaikovsky’s one-act fairy-tale opera is a gem in the Russian opera repertoire. Soprano Anna Netrebko stars as the title role with conductor Emmanuel Villaume as recorded live on their European tour in 2015. Lucas Meachem sings Ibn-Hakia.

 

“American lyric baritone Lucas Meachem, as the Mauretanian physician, is the odd man out among the leads here, but his Russian is competent, and it’s nice to hear this intriguing part sung with such attractive tone.”

— Opera News

“Lucas Meachem a velvety Ibn Hakia”

— Opera Now

“There’s also a splendid contribution from Lucas Meachem as the Moorish physician Ibn-Hakia”

— UK Gramophone