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 temperamentŠ 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).
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