DetailsTolstoy's monumental classic is brought to the operatic stage by Prokofiev. The story of Natasha and her admirers Prince Andrei, Prince Anatol and Court Pierre is set against the prospect of war with Napoleon's encroaching forces. Running time approx 4 hours.
Cast/Performers Anna Netebko (Natasha Rostova Jul 10/14), Tatiana Pavlovskaya (Natasha Rostova Jul 11), Irina Mataeva (Natasha Rostova Jul 15), Irina Bogacheva (Maria Akhrosimova Jul 10/14), Yelena Obratsova (Maria Akhrosimova Jul 11/15), Gegam Grigorian (Pierre Bezukhov Jul 10/14), Alexei Steblianko (Pierre Bezukhov Jul 11), Sergei Alexaskin (Count Ilya Rostov Jul 10/14), Gennady Bezzubenkov (Count Ilya Rostov Jul 11/15), Vassily Gerello (Napoleon Jul 10/11), Valery Alexeev (Napoleon Jul 14), Alexei Steblianko (Napoleon Jul 15), Gennady Bezzubenkov (Field Marshal Kutuzov Jul 10), Sergei Alexashkin (Field Marshal Kutuzov Jul 11/15), Vladimir Ognovenko (Prince Bolkonsky Jul 10/14/15), Fyodor Kurzetsov (Prince Bolkonsky Jul 11)
Lyrics(s): Prokofiev, Mendelson (after Tolstoy), Sergei Prokofiev, Mira Mendelson
Company: Kirov Opera
Conductor(s): Valery Gergiev (Jul 10/14/15), Gianandrea Noseda (Jul 11)
Director: Andrei Konshalovsky
Design: George Tsypin
Lighting: Jim Ingalls