Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina
Bastille Opera, Paris
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Michail Jurowski, conductor
CAST: Gleb Nikolsky (Prince Ivan); Vladimir Galusin (Prince Andrei); Larissa Diadkova (Marfa); Vsevolod Grivnov (Golitsin); Orlin Anastassov (Dosifey); Sergei Murzaev (Shaklovity); Viacheslav Voinarovsky (Scrivener); Natalia Tymchenko (Emma)
Mussorgsky followed up on his popular epic Boris Godunov with this colorful drama, which delves deeply into a complex and fascinating era of Russian history. Along with a number of striking characters, Khovanshchina also delivers some of the composer's most popular orchestral numbers, including "Dawn Over the Moscow River."