OperaVision 2018-19: How To Live Stream ‘Khovanshchina’ From Moscow

Opera Vision will start streaming Mussorgsky’s “Khovanschchina” starting on April 26, 2019. The performance will be broadcast live from the Moscow State Stanislavsky Music Theatre. The gigantic work will feature such artists as Dmitry Ulyanov, Nikolay Erokhin, Najmiddin Mavlyanov, Ksenia Dudnikova, Anton Zaraeva, Denis Makarov, Chingins Ayusheev, Natalia Muradymova, Dmitry Polkopin, and Maria Makeeva, among others. Alexander Titel will direct a {…}

Q & A: Conductor Damian Iorio on Taking on Mussorgsky’s Titanic Masterpiece ‘Boris Godunov’ & The Key To Connecting With Younger Audiences

Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” is legendary. The work is widely regarded as Russia’s greatest opera, even despite its labyrinthine history of revisions. This week, the work opens at the Opéra de Paris in a production by Ivo van Hove with Ildar Abdrazakov and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sharing the title role. Alongside them will be conductors Vladimir Jurowski and Damian Iorio. While Jurowski {…}

Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Review – Khovanshchina: Satisfaction on An Epic Scale

Mussorgsky’s epic masterpiece, “Khovanshchina,” like its predecessor “Boris Godunov,” is an exploration into a significant period of Russian history. However, whereas “Boris Godunov” focuses primarily on the individual tragedy of Boris, of a Tsar destroyed from within by his own personal demons, “Khovanshchina” is conceived on a far grander scale, one in which Mussorgsky seeks to lay bare the momentous {…}