La Khovantchina - Opera - Season 21/22 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    La Khovantchina

    Modeste Petrovitch Moussorgski

    Opéra Bastille - from 26 January to 18 February 2022

    Emma Birski / OnP

  • Guergana Damianova / OnP

    [TRAILER] LA KHOVANTCHINA by Modeste Petrovtich Moussorgski [TRAILER] LA KHOVANTCHINA by Modeste Petrovitch Moussorgski

  • Guergana Damianova / OnP

    [EXTRAIT] LA KHOVANTCHINA by Modeste Petrovitch Moussorgski (Dmitry Belosseslkiy) [EXTRAIT] La Khovantchina by Modeste Petrovitch Moussorgski (Dmitry Belosseslkiy)

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La Khovantchina

Opéra Bastille - from 26 January to 18 February 2022

La Khovantchina

Opera Modeste Petrovitch Moussorgski

Opéra Bastille - from 26 January to 18 February 2022

4h00 with 2 intervals

Language : Russian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 26 Jan. 2022

About

In few words:

In the wake of Boris Godunov, Mussorgsky continued to explore and examine Russian history. He drew inspiration for this opera from the Moscow uprising of 1682, the year in which Peter the Great was crowned tsar. Whilst hoping to reform Russia, he runs into resistance from the nobility and the Church – the former led by Prince Ivan Khovansky, and the latter represented by the Old Believers and their leader Dosifey. Mussorgsky graced this dark page of history with the most fascinating score imaginable whose hauntingly sombre tones seem to rise out of the depths of time. With its extravagant costumes and monumental sets Andrei Serban’s production plunges us into the feudal Russia of the 17th century.

CHARACTERS

Prince Ivan Khovansky: Leader of the Streltsy, a rebellious Russian military corps
Prince Andrei Khovansky: Son of Prince Ivan Khovansky, who wishes to place him on the throne
Prince Vassili Golitsyne: Former lover of the Tsarina
Dosifei: Leader of the Old Believers and ally of the Streltsy
Marfa: Andrei’s former mistress who became an Old Believer
Emma: A young German girl with whom Andrei is in love
Susanna: An Old Believer
Varsonofiev: Golitsyn’s confidant
  • Opening
  • First part 50 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 75 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 65 mn
  • End

Performances

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Audio clips

La Khovantchina (saison 21/22) - Acte3 (Dimitry Ivashchenko)

La Khovantchina (saison 21/22) - Acte2 (Anita Rachvelishvili)

La Khovantchina (saison 21/22) - Acte1 (Dmitry Belosseslkiy, Dimitry Ivashchenko)

La Khovantchina (saison 21/22) - Acte5 (Dmitry Belosseslkiy)

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