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Ruslan and Lyudmila 1995Kirov Opera, Leningrad

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On its first Edinburgh visit back in 1991, the Kirov brought all Musorgsky's operas, though only one of them, Khovanshchina, was staged in the Playhouse. By 1995 the Festival Theatre was up and running, so the company brought two fully staged operas by Rimsky-Korsakov, in Sadko and The Invisible City of Kitezh.  Why Ruslan only received a concert performance we do not know, but at least this cast was just about ideal, and the long work was only subjected to one or two minor cuts.

Performance Cast

Bayan a bard singer

Konstantin Pluzhnikov

Ratmir a Khazar knight

Larissa Diadkova

Farlaf a Varagian knight

Georgy Seleznev

Svetozar Grand Duke of Kiev

Nikolay Okhotnikov

Ruslan a Kievan knight betrothed to Lyudmila

Alexander Morozov

Lyudmila Svetozar's daughter

Marina Shaguch

Finn a benevolent magician

Grayer Khanedanian

Naina an evil witch

Yevgenia Tselovalnik

Gorislava a captive maiden, in love with her master, Ratmir

Galina Gorchakova

Production Cast


Valery Gergiev

Performance DatesRuslan and Lyudmila 1995

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

17 Aug, 19.00

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