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Khovanshchina: Mussorgsky - Vienna State Opera (1989)
Starring: Claudio Abbado
Director: Brian Large
Category: Music, Special Interest
Studio: Image Ent.
173 mins



This program is a live recording of Alfred Kirchner's production of Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina from the Vienna State Opera.Conducted by Claudio Abbado and featuring top vocalists from Russia and the Eastern Bloc in all the leading roles, this production was hailed as a triumph.Arguably Mussorgsky's greatest work, Khovanshchina is an opera of immense power and humanity set in the time when Peter the Great assumed power in Russia.