Religious persecution, political intrigue and national upheaval - Khovanshchina
has it all. It is the story of a conspiracy led by Prince Ivan Kovansky, who is determined to consolidate the power of his own boyar class, despite the warnings of the Old Believers and the ambitions of the increasingly powerful Romanov dynasty. Running time 3 hrs 55 minsPerformers Willard W White (Prince Ivan Khovansky), Gerard O'Connor (Prince Ivan Khovansky), Jill Grove (Marfa), Tom Randle (Prince Andrey Khovansky), David Rendall (Prince Vasily Golitsyn), Pavlo Hunka (Shaklovity), John Tomlinson (Dosifey), Elizabeth Sikora (Susanna), Robin Leggate (Scribe), Claire Weston (Emma), Andrew Rees (Kuzka), Paul Napier-Burrows (First Soldier), Christopher Ross (Second Soldier).
Music Musorgsky (in a version by [Shostakovich]). Company English National Opera. Conductor Oleg Caetani. Director Francesca Zambello (original director). Director Francesca Zambello (revival director). Director Julie Pevzner (revival director). Design Alison Chitty. Lighting Paul Pyant. Choreographer Lea Anderson (original choreographer). Choreographer Nicola Bowie (choreography revival). Translation Carol Borah Palca.