• Short Summary

    A rare treat for opera-lovers; Soviet Television has broadcast Modest Mussorgsky's nineteenth century opera "Khovanshchina" to international audiences on Monday (21 January).

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    A rare treat for opera-lovers; Soviet Television has broadcast Modest Mussorgsky's nineteenth century opera "Khovanshchina" to international audiences on Monday (21 January). The programme was televised live in Italy and Cyprus, and recorded for broadcast in France and Britain.

    SYNOPSIS: The production was mounted at the famous Bolshoi Theatre. And as usual, the Bolshoi Opera's most popular production was sold out. But on the night, in amongst the audience were television cameras, recording the performance for an international audience.

    Television audiences all over Europe will be able to enjoy Yevgeny Nesterenko as Dosifej, and Alexander Vedernikov singing Duke Ivan Khovansky. The roles of Duke Golitsyn and Marfia were sung by Yevgeny Rajkov and Irina Arkhipova.

    This version of the opera was first produced in 1950, under the direction of Professor Mikhail Baratov. The first production of the work was shown to Bolshoi audiences in 1912.

    This production was based on the new orchestra version by Dmitrij Shostakovitch, who worked on Mussorgsky's original score. And the audience seemed to enjoy Yuri Simonov's conducting of the score.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMJ6R68UYGGOKOR3QIVMZL8R7
    Media URN:
    VLVACMJ6R68UYGGOKOR3QIVMZL8R7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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