A clairvoyant heroine

Interview with Anita Rachvelishvili

By Marion Mirande 10 February 2022

© Guergana Damianova / OnP

In Modest Mussorgsky's Khovantchina, the female character of Marfa embodies a range of attributes whose ambivalence contributes to her richness. A formidable role for a great mezzo that requires a keen grasp of its Russianness, and which Anita Rachvelishvili approaches with insight. 

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