Khovanshchina – Mussorgsky

Michael Boder, Stein Winge – Graham Clark (The Clerk, A Scrivener), Robert Brubaker (Prince Vasili Golitzin) – Gran Teatre del Liceu

A lyrical drama in a context of political, religious and cultural revolution, in the heart of the late 17th century in Russia.

The story takes place during the 1682 revolt opposing the Old Believers and the New Orthodox. Ivan Khovanski (Vladimir Ognovenko), head of the streltsy's uprising, embodies the movement of religious indignation which ends up being bloodily crushed.

This posthumous work by Mussorgky, whose score was completed by Shostakovitch a few years after the composer's death, is here staged by Stein Winge for the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

According to the specialists, Boris Godunov might be Mussorgsky's best-known work, but Khovanshchina is obviously the composer's greatest masterpiece. The choir parts carry the essence of the "Russian spirit" and the score of the opera furnished important material to the Red Army Choir.

Stein Winge stage director
Chloe Obolensky set designer
Claudie Gastine costumes
Davy Cunningham lighting
Inger-Johanne Rütter choreography

Vladimir Ognovenko (Prince Ivan Khovanski)
Vladimir Galouzine (Prince Andrei Khovanski)
Robert Brubaker (Prince Vasili Golitzin)
Nikolai Putilin (Boyard Fyodor Shaklovitiy)
Vladimir Vaneev (Dosifey)
Elena Zaremba (Marfa)
Graham Clark (The Clerk, A Scrivener)
Nataliya Tymchenko (Emma)

Orquestra Simfónica y cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
José Luis Basso chorus master
Michael Boder music director

Movie director : Angel Luis Ramírez
Playlists : Russian Music, The World's Greatest Concert Halls, Music, History and Politics
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genres : Voice, Music with choir

Duration : 02 h 57 min
Location : Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain)
Production date : 2007
Production : © Opus Arte / Gran Teatre del Liceu
Available version(s) : RU ST EN, RU ST FR, RU ST ES

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