PHOTO: © Staatsoper Unter den Linden / Marcus Ebener


In the organizer's words:
In the years between 1682 and 1687 Moscow becomes the scene of chaotic political conditions, in the outcome of which the energetic Tsarevich Peter (later called Tsar "the Great")

takes power. The most diverse parties fight brutal battles for the throne: fanatical sectarians, so-called "Old Believers", the Strelitzes - the tsars' bodyguard -, anarchist lone wolves and convinced supporters of Peter. But the real protagonist of the opera is the people.

In "Khovanshchina" ("The Khovansky Affair"), Modest Mussorgsky was not concerned with reproducing political events and brutal power games in detail, but rather with depicting "the past in the present " in a massive collage of historical documents - a kind of meditation on history using the means of opera. Claus Guth, as a director, is interested in a contoured

Claus Guth, as a director interested in a contoured drawing of the characters in their respective lives, will take on Mussorgsky's stage work, which remained unfinished but was completed by the helping hands of Stravinsky and Shostakovich. This content has been machine translated.

Price information:

12.00 - 160.00€


Staatsoper Unter den Linden Unter den Linden 7 10117 Berlin

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