Live from the Royal Albert Hall, conductor Semyon Bychkov and an exciting cast, including Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova, feature in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina.
Live at BBC Proms: Mussorgsky's opera Khovanshchina. BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, boys' choirs and an international cast - conductor Semyon Bychkov.
Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Khovanshchina, Act 1
6.45pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Petroc Trelawny discusses Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina with Rosamund Bartlett and Nicholas Baragwanath.
Khovanshchina, Acts 2 & 3
8.10pm INTERVAL: Throwing a Wobbly
Louise Fryer uncovers the ups and downs of vocal vibrato. How and why do singers use it? With guests sopranos Janis Kelly and Peyee Chen, tenor John Potter, scientist Helena Daffern and early music researcher Richard Bethell.
Producer David Gallagher
Khovanshchina, Acts 4 & 5
Ivan Khovansky ..... Ante Jerkunica (bass)
Andrey Khovansky ..... Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Golitsin .....Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)
Marfa ..... Elena Maximova (mezzo-soprano)
Dosifey ..... Ain Anger (bass)
Shaklovity ..... Georg Gagnidze (bass)
Susanna ..... Jennifer Rhys-Davies (soprano)
Scribe ..... Norbert Ernst (tenor)
Emma ..... Anush Hovhannisyan (soprano)
Kuzka ..... Colin Judson (tenor)
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Schola Cantorum
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Paul Weigold (asst.conductor)
Paul Curran (director)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)
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 Symphony Orchestras and an exciting cast, including Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova.