Bloody power struggles in dark Russia at the end of the 17th century. Watershed for the society in a strife-torn populace. In Mussorgsky’s musical folk drama political and religious groups face one another irreconcilably. Will the princely Khovansky clan triumph over the Streltsy and usher in the new era?
Gigantic choral scenes. Music on the threshold of modernity. Opera full-out! And on the podium: Kent Nagano who conducts the Bavarian State Orchestra which accom- panies awesome opera singers as Paata Burchuladze, Doris Soffel, John Daszak, Anatoli Kotscherga, Klaus Florian Vogt and Valery Alexejev.
“A brilliant ensemble of Russian voices comes together. […] Outstanding performances even in the underparts.” - Neue Zürcher Zeitung
“A grand opera, effectively interpreted by Kent Nagano.” - Deutschlandfunk