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Mar. 10 2012

03/17/12 – Khovanshchina – 1:00pm

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By Modest Mussorgsky

Librettist: Modest Mussorgsky
Sung in Russian

Approximate running time 4 hrs. 10 min.

“Khovanshchina burns white-hot” (New York Times).

Mussorgsky’s sweeping epic, set during the reign of Peter the Great, is back on the Met stage for the first time in more than a decade, in a revival that is “blazingly sung, acted with conviction and conducted with intensity by Kirill Petrenko” (New York Times). “Olga Borodina’s performance as Marfa is a perfect match of voice and temperamentÅ  riveting” (AP). The all-star Russian cast also includes Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, George Gagnidze, Misha Didyk, and Vladimir Galouzine. “The chorus and orchestra turned in superhuman performances” (New York Post).

Cast

Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Marfa: Olga Borodina
Andrei Khovansky: Misha Didyk
Vasily Golitsin: Vladimir Galouzine
Shaklovity: George Gagnidze
Ivan Khovansky: Anatoli Kotscherga
Dosifei: Ildar Abdrazakov

The Production Team

Production: August Everding
Set Designer: Ming Cho Lee
Costume Designer: John Conklin
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied

 

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