Khovanshchina - Vienna State Opera (2-DVD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 26, 2009
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Kultur Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - Russian
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Yuri Marusin, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Ludmila Semtschuk & Vladimir Atlantov|
|Composition by||Modest Mussorgsky|
The acclaimed Vienna State Opera performs a thrilling production of Mussorgsky's classic KHOVANSCHINA. Translating the drama of Peter The Great's overtaking of Russia into operatic terms, the composer has written a piece of unsurpassable drama. Famous conductor Claudio Abbado is at the helm here, leading his talented Russian stars in expert performances.
This program is a live recording of Alfred Kirchner's production of Mussorgsky's "Khovanshchina" from the Vienna State Opera. Conducted by Claudio Abbado and featuring top vocalists from Russia and Eastern Europe in all the leading roles, this production was hailed as a triumph. Arguably Mussorgsky's greatest work, "Khovanshchina" is an opera of immense power and humanity set in the time when Peter the Great assumed power in Russia.
As performed by the Vienna State Opera chorus and features renowned singers from Russia and the Soviet block in all the leading roles. Nicolai Ghiarov as Prince Ivan Khovansky, Paata Burchuladze, Ludmila Semtschuk and Vladimir Atlantov are included.
Classical Music | Music Video | Opera | Operas | Russia
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