Ruslan and Lyudmila
Katie Derham presents the conclusion of Glinka's opera Ruslan and Lyudmila, in a performance given at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Plus Stravinsky: Firebird Suite.
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).