AROP evening — Opera

La Khovantchina

26 Jan. 2022

  • 4h00 with 2 intermissions
  • Première
  • Opéra Bastille
  • Cocktail attire

La Khovantchina

La Khovantchina - Andrei Serban

  • Music

    Modeste Moussorgski
    (1839-1881)

  • Libretto

    Modeste Moussorgski

  • Libretto

    Vladimir Stassov

  • Orchestration

    Dmitri Chostakovitch

  • Conductor

    Hartmut Haenchen

  • Director

    Andrei Șerban

  • Set design, Costume design

    Richard Hudson

  • Lighting design

    Yves Bernard

  • Choreography

    Laurence Fanon

  • Chorus master

    Ching-Lien Wu

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.

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Choeur d’enfants de l’Opéra national de Paris

Coproduction avec le Teatro del Maggio musiacle Fiorentino

La Khovantchina

La Khovantchina - Andrei Serban

  • Prince Ivan Khovanski

    Dimitry Ivashchenko

  • Prince Andrei Khovanski

    Sergei Skorokhodov

  • Prince Vassili Golitsine

    John Daszak

  • Chakloviti

    Evgeny Nikitin

  • Dosifei

    Dmitry Belosseslkiy

  • Marfa

    Anita Rachvelishvili

  • Susanna

    Carole Wilson

  • Le Clerc

    Gerhard Siegel

  • Emma

    Anush Hovhannisyan

  • Varsonofiev

    wojtek Smilek

  • Kouzka

    Vasily Efimov

  • Strechniev

    Tomasz Kumiega

  • Premier Strelets

    Volodymyr Tyshkov

  • Deuxième Strelets

    Alexander Milev

  • Un confident de Golitsine

    Fernando Velasquez

  • 19:00

    First part

  • 19:50

    Intermission cocktail

  • 20:10

    Second part

  • 21:35

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:55

    Third part

  • 23:00

    End of the performance