Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel

Barrie Kosky (stage director), Daniele Rustioni (conductor) — With Dmitry Ulyanov (Tsar Dodon), Andrey Popov (Astrologer), Mischa Schelomianski (General Polkan), Nina Minasyan (Tsaritsa of Shemakha)…

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Barrie Kosky — Stage director
Rufus Didwiszus — Set designer
Victoria Behr — Costume designer
Franck Evin — Lighting
Otto Pichler — Choreographer
Olaf A. Schmitt — Dramaturgy
Dmitry Ulyanov — Tsar Dodon
Andrey Popov — Astrologer
Mischa Schelomianski — General Polkan
Nina Minasyan — Tsaritsa of Shemakha
Margarita Nekrasova — Amelfa
Andrey Zhilikhovsky — Tsarevich Afron
Maria Nazarova — The Golden Cockerel's voice
Vasily Efimov — Tsar Guidon
Wilfried Gonon — The Golden Cockerel
Orchestre et Chœurs de l'Opéra de Lyon

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Will Tsar Dodon win in love and war, or will he finally meet his match?

One hall, three distinct moods: laughter, reflection, and romance are all on the program in this exceptional evening, streamed live from the Opéra de Lyon! Barrie Kosky, Russian opera specialist, offers up a new production of a masterpiece rarely seen in the West: The Golden Cockerel, the final opera by Rimsky-Korsakov. After over thirty years in the business, this is the first time that the esteemed director has taken on the daunting task of preparing this singular spectacle of Russian opera, a scathing critique of power and corruption that falls somewhere between popular opera and epic panorama, fairy tale and political satire.

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Directed by:
François Roussillon
Venue: Lyon Opera House (Lyons, France)
Production date: 2021
Duration: 2 h 9 min
Production: © FRAprod
Available subtitle(s): EN
Resolution: Full HD

Available until

Wednesday, May 20, 2026