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, Swed. Ösel, Rus. Ezel, 1,048 sq mi (2,714 sq km), island off the mainland of Estonia, in the Baltic Sea, across the mouth of the Gulf of Riga. It is irregular in shape and has a level terrain.
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To this list can now be added this world-premiere recording of his youthful opera, Sarema. Written between 1893 and 95 when the composer was still in his early 20s, it is based on a dramatic poem by Rudolf von Gottschall and deals with the tragic Circassian heroine, Sarema, who--like Bellini's Norma--is torn between her love for her native land and that for an enemy of her people, a callous, insensitive Russian officer called Dscherikoff.
The rest of the international cast, while not being particularly stellar, is certainly more than adequate: with Hungarian baritone Laslo Lukas as a rough-hewn Dscherikoff, German baritone Andreas Scheel as Sarema's forgiving father and Ukrainian bass Yuri Zinovenko as the noble Prophet.