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opera Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage director), Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) — With Albina Shagimuratova (Lyudmila), Mikhail Petrenko (Ruslan), Yuriy Mynenko (Ratmir) ...

Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage director), Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) — With Albina Shagimuratova (Lyudmila), Mikhail Petrenko (Ruslan), Yuriy Mynenko (Ratmir) ...

Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage director), Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) — With Albina Shagimuratova (Lyudmila), Mikhail Petrenko (Ruslan), Yuriy Mynenko (Ratmir) ...

About

Glinka's operatic fable Ruslan and Lyudmila, inspired by a Pushkin poem, is emblematic of the Russian opera tradition. Since its premiere in 1842, the work has been performed more than 700 times at the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre, in nine different productions. This opulent and provocative rendering by iconoclastic stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov opened the 2011-12 season, the first full staging following an extensive six-year renovation of the historic venue that cost over half a billion dollars, featuring scenery "even more dazzling than the refurbished theatre itself" (Financial Times).

Tcherniakov transposes Glinka to the 21st century, accentuating "the modernity of the subject" and inviting the audience to identify with the onstage characters. New acoustic and technological upgrades—including two giant screens for high-definition projection—are on full display, complementing Vladimir Jurowski's faultless rapport with the Bolshoi Orchestra and a truly top-notch cast that includes Albina Shagimuratova, Mikhail Petrenko, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Charles Workman, and Elena Zaremba.

After choosing Ruslan (Petrenko) over suitors Ratmir (Yuriy Mynenko) and Farlof (Almas Svilpa), Lyudmila (Shagimuratova)—daughter of the Svetozar, the Great Prince of Kiev—is kidnapped. Svetozar promises fortune—and Lyudmila's hand—to the one who can find and return her, and the three suitors set out on a rescue mission that will bring them to faraway lands...

Cast

  • Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of State Academic Bolshoi Theatre
  • Vladimir Jurowski | Conductor

Program

  • Mikhail Glinka, Ruslan and Lyudmila
    • Overture
    • I, 1. Introduction. Dela davno minuvsikh dnei
    • I, 1. Introduction. Est'pustynnyi kraj
    • I, 2. Lyudmila's Cavatina. Grustno mne, roditel' dorogoi
    • I, 3. Finale. Chada rodimye
    • I, 3. Finale. Chto sluchilos?
    • II, 4. Entr'acte
    • II, 5. Finn's Ballad. Dobro pozhalovat', moi syn
    • II, 6. Duet of Finn and Ruslan. Blagodaryu tebya, moi divnyi pokrovitel
    • II, 7. Scene and Farlaf's Rondo. Ya ves' drozhu
    • II, 8. Ruslan's Aria. O pole, pole
    • II, 8. Dai, Perun, bulatnyi mech
    • II, 9. Scene with The Head. Kto zdes' bluzhdaet
    • II, 10. Finale. The Tale of The Head. Nas bylo dvoe, brat moi i ya
    • III, 11. Entr'acte
    • III, 12. Persian Chorus. Lozhitsya v pole mrak
    • III, 13. Gorislava's Scene and Cavatina. Kakie sladostnye zvuki
    • III, 14. Ratmir's Aria. I zhar, i znoi smenila nochi ten
    • III, 15. Dances
    • III, 16. Finale. O moi Ratmir!
    • III, 16. Finale. Vityazi! Kovarnaya Naina
    • IV, 17. Entr'acte
    • IV, 18. Lyudimila's Scene and Aria. Vdali ot milogo
    • IV, 18. Lyudimila's Scene and Aria. Akh ty dolya, dolushka
    • IV, 19. March of Chernomor
    • IV, 20. Oriental Dances. Turkish Dance (Allegretto)
    • IV, 20. Oriental Dances. Arabian Dance (Allegro con spirito)
    • IV, 20. Oriental Dances. Lesginka (Caucasian Dance)
    • IV, 21. Chorus. Pogibnet, nezhdannyij prishlets!
    • IV, 22. Finale. Pobeda, pobeda, Lyudmila
    • V, 23. Entr'acte
    • V, 27. Finale. Akh ty svet, Luydmila
    • V, 27. Finale. Kogo nam bogi shlyut?
    • V, 27. Finale. Slava velikim bogam

Details

  • Venue: Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, Russia)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min
  • Production: © Bel Air Media - Arte France - Théâtre Bolchoï - Mezzo
  • Available version(s): RU
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