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Ruslan and Lyudmila

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 03 February 2012

Opera matinee - Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Katie Derham presents the first full opera staging in this iconic theatre after its four hundred million pound renovation. Vladimir Jurowski conducts a fairy tale opera which lies at the very heart of Russian operatic culture
continued from yesterday afternoon

Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla, opera in five acts (eight tableaux),

Svetozar Great Prince of Kiev ..... Vladimir Ognovenko (bass),
Lyudmila his daughter ..... Albina Shagimuratova (soprano),
Ruslan a Kievan knight Lyudmila's betrothed ..... Mikhail Petrenko (bass),
Ratmir a Khazar prince ..... Yuri Minenko (counter tenor),
Farlaf a Varangian knight ..... Almas Shvilpa (bass),
Gorislava a captive of Ratmir ..... Alexandrina Pendachanska (soprano),
Finn a good sorcerer ..... Charles Workman (tenor),
Naina an evil sorceress ..... Elena Zaremba (mezzo-soprano),
Bayan a bard ..... Charles Workman (tenor),
Staging, sets and costumes .....Dmitri Cherniakov
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Followed at 3.10pm by

Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)
Ulster Orchestra, Pascal Rophé (conductor)

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jurjen Hempel (conductor).

Music Played

3 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
    00:00

    Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Ruslan i Lyudmila - Act III

    Conductor: Vladimir JUROWSKI Performer: Albina SHAGIMURATOVA - Soprano Performer: Alexandrina PENDATCHANSKA - Soprano Performer: Almas Shvilpa Performer: Charles WORKMAN - Baritone Performer: Elena ZAREMBA - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Mikhail PETRENKO - Bass Performer: Vladimir OGNOVENKO - Bass Performer: Yuri Minenko Performer: Bolshoi Theatre Chorus & Orchestra

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky
    00:00

    Igor Stravinsky The Firebird - suite

    Conductor: Pascal ROPHE Performer: Ulster Orchestra

  • Image for Tchaikovsky
    00:00

    Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)

    Conductor: Jurjen HEMPEL Performer: BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

  • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

    Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

  • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

    Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

  • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

    Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

  • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

    Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

  • Ruslan and Lyudmila, Bolshoi Theatre

    Ruslan and Lyudmila, Bolshoi Theatre

  • Ruslan and Lyudmila, Bolshoi Theatre

    Ruslan and Lyudmila, Bolshoi Theatre

  • Ruslan and Lyudmila, Bolshoi Theatre

    Ruslan and Lyudmila, Bolshoi Theatre

    Photographs by Damir Yusupov

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