Glinka's "Ruslan and Lyudmila", staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov at the Bolshoi Theatre, awarded "DVD of the year 2017" by the Diapason d'Or!

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  • Ruslan & Lyudmila | Copyright: © Damir Yusupov

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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.

Genre Opera
Recording location State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
Production year 2011
Director Andy Sommer
Video format Color, 16/9, NTSC
Audio format PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Distribution DVD Naxos Distribution
Composer Mikhail Glinka
Orchestra / Band Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Stage Director Dmitri Tcherniakov
Soloist Albina Shagimuratova
Soloist Mikhail Petrenko



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