Glinka : Ruslan & Lyudmila

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Ruslan & Lyudmila, the reopening show of the historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre by Vladimir Jurowski and Dmitri Tcherniakov.



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Glinka : Ruslan & Lyudmila

The reopening show of the historical stage of the Bolshoi Theatre by Vladimir Jurowski and Dmitri Tcherniakov.

Ruslan and Lyudmila, the opera by Mikhail Glinka, has particular relation with the Bolshoi Theater. It held more than 700 representations throughout the history and nine different productions. It was an evidence that the fable of Mikhail Glinka (from a poem of Pushkin), symbol of the Russian opera, should open the season 2011-2012 of the majestic Moscow’s opera, after its long renovation.

This reopening inspired the director Dmitri Tcherniakov, who signed the stage direction of this new production. The new devices of the Bolshoi Theatre and its two giant screens are fully exploited in a spectacular staging. Tcherniakov transposes Glinka’s opera at the 21th century with contemporary ambitions because of the “modernity of the subject”, trying there to put forward “the deep feelings of the characters”, exposing the protagonists to very modern temptations: a “harem” for Ruslan, a Thai massage for Lyudmila…

Vladimir Jurowski conducts The Bolshoi Theater Orchestra and a magnificent distribution with among others Albina Shagimuratova, Mikhail Petrenko, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Charles Workman and Elena Zaremba.

A production acclaimed for its musical quality and its staging !


Glinka : Ruslan & Lyudmila [DVD]

Opera in five acts

Libretto Mikhail Glinka and Valerian Shirkov
And Konstantin Bakhturin, Nestor Kurolnik, Mikhail Gedeonov, Nikolai Markevich after Alexander Pushkin

Lyudmila Albina Shagimuratova
Ruslan Mikhail Petrenko
Ratmir Yuri Minenko
Farlaf Almas Svilpa
Gorislava Alexandrina Pendatchanska
Finn / Bayan Charles Workman
Naina Elena Zaremba
Svetosar Vladimir Ognovenko
The Head Alexandre Polkovnikov

Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski

Stage direction & scenography : Dmitri Tcherniakov

Costumes : Elena Zaytseva
Lighting design : Gleb Filshtinsky
Chorus master: Valery Borisov

Image gallery

“Tcherniakov lives up to his reputation with a production that is fascinating…” – BBC Music Magazine

“Tcherniakov’s bold move pays off” – Gramophone

Technical informations

HD recording : Bolshoi Theatre | 11/2011
TV direction : Andy Sommer
Release date : 23 Septembre 2016
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC120
Barcode : 3760115301207
Running time : 232 min.
Film : 197 min.
Bonus : Interview with Dmitri Tcherniakov (35 min.)
Booklet : FR / ENG / GER
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

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