This week's live broadcast starts at 12 noon
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina returns to the Met after a 13-year absence with a Russian and Georgian cast that includes Olga Borodina, Vladimir Galouzine, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, and George Gagnidze. Kirill Petrenko conducts.
The story of rival factions of religious fundamentalists struggling for control of a nation's soul and political destiny in the 1600s, it features massive choral scenes along with brooding monologues. Some commentators have suggested it may have contemporary resonance in this American election year.
Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Marfa: Olga Borodina
Andrei Khovansky: Misha Didyk
Vasily Golitsin: Vladimir Galouzine
Shaklovity: George Gagnidze
Ivan Khovansky: Anatoli Kotscherga
Dosifei: Ildar Abdrazakov