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6 Aug 2017, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2017 Prom 29: Mussorgsky – Khovanshchina

Prom 29
Prom 29: Mussorgsky – Khovanshchina
18:00 Sun 6 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Shot through with folk melodies, Mussorgsky’s ‘national music drama’ Khovanshchina weaves a richly coloured operatic tapestry in which Russia herself is the heroine. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC SO and an exciting cast, including Elena Maximova.
Shot through with folk melodies, Mussorgsky’s ‘national music drama’ Khovanshchina weaves a richly coloured operatic tapestry in which Russia herself is the heroine. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC SO and an exciting cast, including Elena Maximova.

Programme

      • Khovanshchina (orch. Dmitry Shostakovich)(190 mins)(concert performance; sung in Russian)

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Shot through with noble melodies, Mussorgsky's 'national music drama' weaves a darkly tangled political web in which Russia herself is the casualty. Caught between reformists and continuity, the nation struggles to find peace, and the conflict leads only to death in the opera’s shattering climax.

Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and an international cast, including mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova as the enigmatic Marfa.

There will be two intervals

Image: Semyon Bychkov © Umberto Nicoletti

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