- Opening Night: 31 October 2017
- Performance: 31 October 2017
Based on true events, Khovanshchina takes us back to 17th-century Russia where the country is in turmoil. The noble Khovansky. joins forces with the Old Believers, as they rebel against modern reform being imposed by the Tsar. As personal and political ambitions combine and clash with both constitutional and religious forces, the struggle for power will result in grave consequences.
WNO’s Artistic Director David Pountney and new Music Director Tomas Hanus join forces for this revival of Musorgsky’s epic opera, addressing themes of politics, madness and death as relevant today as back in history.
Combined with striking staging and powerful, unforgettable choral music, it promises to be an unmissable event in WNO’s Autumn Season.
- Performance Times: 19:00
- Notes: Sung in Russian with surtitles in English