Opera by Modest Mussorgsky. Directed for stage by Stein Winge – Music director: Michael Boder
A lyrical drama in a context of political, religious and cultural revolution, in the heart of late 17th century Imperial Russia.
The story takes place during the 1682 revolt opposing the defendant traditional beliefs and new orthodox believers. Ivan Khovanski (Vladimir Ognovenko, who is heading the uprising of the streltsy, embodies the movement of religious indignation which ends up bloodily repressed.
This posthumous work by Moussorgki which will be completed by Shostakovitch a few years later is here staged by Stein Winge for the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
Even though Boris Godounov is often referred to concerning the composer, Khovanshchina is obviously the most successful of his composition. The choir parts carry the essence of the “Russian spirit” and the score of the opera furnished important material to the Red Army Choir.
Chloe Obolensky set designer
Claudie Gastine costume designer
Davy Cunningham lightings
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 musical direction
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