Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

Thursday 30 Apr 2015, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London


Jakub Hrůša conductor

Dimitry Ivashchenko bass
Hubert Francis tenor
James Way tenor
Johnny Herford baritone
Philharmonia Voices

Four of Russia’s ‘Mighty Handful’ of composers combine forces in a programme bookended by music from epic blockbuster operas. Both were later ‘revised’ by Rimsky, whose colourful Overture on Three Russian Themes epitomizes the St Petersburg nationalist style, while Cui’s sparkling overture has nothing to do with pirates but prefaces a charming domestic comedy.

This concert is part of the Mighty Five series

The Mighty Five series is supported by an anonymous donor


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