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 mins

Performers 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.


Khovanshchina (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1049979796. Details of all Khovanshchina archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S02045873985

Archive Listings

23 Jan 03
13 Feb 03
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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