Monday, 27 February 2012
Mussorgsky at Metropolitan Opera, NYC: Khovanshchina
Approximate running time 4 hrs. 10 min.
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. Olga Borodina and Ildar Abdrazakov lead an all-star Russian cast, conducted by Kirill Petrenko.
Moscow, late 17th century. The death of the young Tsar Fyodor III. has left Russia with a crisis of succession. Supported by Prince Ivan Khovansky, commander of the streltsy guards, Fyodor’s sickly brother Ivan and his half-brother Peter (later the Great) have been installed as joint rulers, with their older sister Sophia acting as regent. Sophia has allied herself with Prince Vasily Golitsyn, a powerful courtier and liberal politician, who is also her lover
Production: August Everding
Set Designer: Ming Cho Lee
Costume Designer: John Conklin
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied
Noon performances: at approx.
12:50 pm and 3 pm
7 pm performances: at approx.
7:50 pm and 10 pm
7:30 pm performances: at approx.
8:20 pm and 10:30 pm
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