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Wales Millennium CentreBute Place, Cardiff , Cardiff, Wales, CF10 5AL, United Kingdom
2017 September 23, 30, October 07 at 19:00
Festival: R17 - Russian Centenary Season in Wales
Welsh National Opera
Tomáš HanusConductor
David PountneyDirector
Claire WildSopranoEmma
Sara FulgoniMezzo-sopranoMarfa
Adrian DwyerTenorPrince Andrei Khovansky
Mark Le BrocqTenorPrince Vasily Golitzin
Simon BaileyBassBoyar Fyodor Shaklovity
Miklós SebestyénBassDosifey
Robert HaywardBaritonePrince Ivan Khovansky
Monika SawaSopranoSusanna
Elena ThomasDancer
Beate VollackChoreography
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera

Based on true events, Khovanshchina takes us back to 17th century Russia where the country is in turmoil. The noble Khovansky, joins forces with the Old Believers, as they rebel against modern reform being imposed by the Tsar. As personal and political ambitions combine and clash with both constitutional and religious forces, the struggle for power will result in grave consequences. 

WNO’s Artistic Director David Pountney and new Music Director Tomáš Hanus join forces for this revival of Musorgsky’s epic opera, addressing themes of politics, madness and death as relevant today as back in history. Combined with striking staging and powerful, unforgettable choral music, it promises to be an unmissable event in our Autumn Season.

Sung in Russian, with English and Welsh surtitles.

Robert Hayward (Khovansky) © Clive Barda
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