The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari) (2008)

Genres - Music, Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Opera  |   Run Time - 187 min.  |   Countries - Russia  |  
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Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov completed his four-act opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya in 1905, set to a libretto by Vladimir I. Belsky. Adapted from a combination of two different Russian legends - the City of Kitezh, which is said to have become invisible under attack from the Tatars, and the story of St. Fevroniya of Murom - it tells of Kitezh's miraculous survival despite the Mongolian Army's advancement. In authoring the work, Rimsky-Korsakov set out to create an opera entirely contemporary and cutting-edge; certain passages also recall the compositions of Richard Wagner in the previous century. This particular production was mounted at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Sardinia on May 2-4, 2008, and stars Mikhail Kazakov as Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich, Vitaly Panfilov as Prince Vsevolod Yuryevich, and 4Tatiana Monogarova as Fevronya. The Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari provide musical accompaniment under the baton of maestro Alexander Vedernikov, Fulvio Fogliazza. Marius NekroŇ°ius designed the sets, Nadezhda Gultiayeva created the costumes and Eimuntas NekroŇ°ius directs for the stage.

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army, disappearance, invisibility, miracle, Mongolian [nationality], opera, Russia, Russian [nationality], survivor