Rimsky-Korsakov : The Tsar’s Bride

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The Tsar’s Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov), with Olga Peretyatko & Anita Rachvelishvili, conducted by Daniel Barenboim and staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov, at the Staatsoper Berlin.


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Rimsky-Korsakov : The Tsar’s Bride

The argument is based on an historical case. In the suburbs of Moscow, reigned around 1571 Tsar Ivan IV, “the Terrible”. As Widowed, he is looking for a new wife for the third time. He chooses the young Marfa, she loves another man but bends to the will of the Tsar and renounces her love.

From this starting plot, the Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov retains only the frame. A live competition is organized for a virtual monarch like in the reality show called «Joe Millionaire » where competitors attempt to marry a rich man. Here, the characters become the various players of the audiovisual industry bringing an acerbic critic of nowadays television.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin. With Olga Peretyatko, Anita Rachvelishvili and Johannes Martin Kränzle.


Rimsky-Korsakov : The Tsar’s Bride [DVD & Blu-ray]

Opera in four acts

Music : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Libretto : Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Ilya Tyumenev
Based on the drama by Lev Mey

Vasily Sobakin Anatoli Kotscherga
Marfa Olga Peretyatko
Grigory Gryaznoy Johannes Martin Kränzle
Grigory Malyuta-Skuratov Tobias Schabel
Ivan Lykov Pavel Černoch
Lyubasha Anita Rachvelishvili
Bomelius Stephan Rügamer
Domna Saburova Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Dunyasha Anna Lapkovskaya
Petrovna Carola Höhn

Staatskapelle Berlin / Staatsopernchor

Conductor : Daniel Barenboim

Stage direction & sets : Dmitri Tcherniakov

Costumes : Elena Zaytseva
Lighting design : Gleb Filshtinsky
Chorus master : Rustam Samedov
Dramaturgy : Detlef Giese
Video : Raketa Media

Technical informations

technical informations

HD recording : Staatsoper im Schiller Theater | 10/2013
TV direction : Andy Sommer
Release date : 08 September 2014
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC105
Barcode : 3760115301054
Running time : 152 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

Reference : BAC405
Barcode : 3760115304055
Running time : 152 min.
Booklet : FR / ENG / GER
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER
Image : Color, 16/9, Full HD
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
Region code : A, B, C

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