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Prom 29

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Sunday 6 August 2017 at 18:00
Festival: BBC Proms
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich (1839-1881)Khovanshchina (concert performance; sung in Russian)
Semyon BychkovConductor
Paul CurranDirector
Colin JudsonTenorKuska
Ante JerkunicaBassPrince Ivan Khovansky
Christopher VentrisTenorPrince Andrei Khovansky
Vsevolod GrivnovTenorPrince Vasily Golitzin
Elena MaximovaMezzo-sopranoMarfa
Ain AngerBassDosifey
George GagnidzeBaritoneBoyar Fyodor Shaklovity
Jennifer Rhys-DaviesSopranoSusanna
Norbert ErnstTenorScrivener
Anush HovhannisyanSopranoEmma
Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
Tiffin Boys' Choir
BBC Singers
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra

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.  

Tickets £9.50 - £50.

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