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Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina

5th April, 2019
7.00 pm

Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Featuring:
the Hungarian Radio Syphony Orchestra, the Hungarian Radio Choir (choirmaster: Zoltán Pad), Honvéd Male Choir (choirmaster: Kálmán Strausz)
Conductor:
János Kovács

Ticket prices: 2500 Ft, 3200 Ft, 3900 Ft, 4900 Ft, 6900 Ft

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Hungarian Radio Art Groups 
Photographer: Andrea Felvégi

Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina

The opening concert of the Budapest Spring Festival
  1. Prince Ivan Khovansky, head of the Streltsy: Evgeny Stavinsky
  2. Andrey Khovansky, his son: Misha Didyk
  3. Prince Vasily Golitsin: Mikhail Gubsky
  4. Fyodor Shaklovity, boyar: Rassul Zharmagambetov
  5. Dosifey, head of the old believers: N. N.
  6. Marfa, young widow, old believer: Elena Maximova
  7. Emma, young German girl: Anna Shapovalova
  8. Scrivener: Norbert Ernst
  9. Susanna, old maid: Éva Bátori
  10. Kuzka, strelets: Zoltán Megyesi
  11. 1st strelets: Sándor Egri
  12. Varsonofyev, a retainer of Golitsin / 2nd strelets: László Szvétek
  13. Messenger / Streshnev, boyar: the members of the choir

Khovanshchina, Mussorgsky’s second, and last completed, opera is usually presented in one of two forms: either as arranged and edited by Rimsky-Korsakov, or in Shostakovich’s version, available since 1958. The Hungarian Radio Art Groups present the work in János Bojti’s reconstruction, in a version faithful to the composer’s original intentions.
“The ad hoc needs of opera houses led to the birth of countless versions of Khovanshchina, because the dramaturges and conductors at the theatres usually treated the pieces of the repertoire with considerable liberty, especially in the case of works that do not have a firm, authorized form. This was why I considered it a task of paramount importance to create a reconstructed version of Khovanshchina,” wrote János Bojti about his work, whose premiere has been long overdue.
“The keyword of this work is reconstruction. For me, the point of the mission was to record the work without any amendments, by collecting all available sources and information, in a form as close to the composer’s concept as possible.”

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