Historic Stage

27 April, 19:00
Part I

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
The MAID OF ORLEANS

March and Choir “Glory to the King!” from the III act

Modest Mussorgsky
KHOVANSHCHINA
Orchestrated by D. Shostakovich

“The Departure of Golitsïn”

Ivan Khovansky’s farewell to the Muscovite Streltsy “Streltsy! Let’s ask dad…” from the III act
Alexander Yeremeev (Kuzka)
Denis Makarov (Ivan Khovansky)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
MAZEPPA

Folk Scenes and Final of the II act “Is it soon? Are they driving or no?.. Terrible hour is near”
Denis Makarov (Kochubei)
Alexander Yeremeev (Iskra)
Ivan Maximeiko (Drunken Cossack)

“The Battle of Poltava”

Alexander Borodin
PRINCE IGOR
Polovtsian Dances 

Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor and Chief Chorus Master: Valery Borisov


Part II

Georgy Sviridov
SONGS OF KURSK
Cantata after folktexts for mixed chorus, alto solo, two pianos, organ and percussion

1. Green oak
2. You utter, utter, lark
3. Bells are ringing in the city
4. Oh, woe, woe to my lebedonku
5. Vanka bought himself a scythe
6. Nightingale my bleary
7. Across the river, for fast


RUSSIAN FOLK SONGS AND ROMANCES

“When the Fog have Set”, a lyrical soldier’s song
Arr. by Alexander Sokolov
Solo by Konstantin Dronov (bass)

“Schedrik”, Ukrainian Christmas song
Arr. by Nikolay Leontovich

Vsevolod Buyukli
“A Gate”, romance on a poem by Alexey Budishchev
Arr. by Alexander Fliarkovsky
Solo by Anna Matsey (mezzo-soprano)

“In the Dark Wood”, a round dance song
Arr. by Alexander Sveshnikov

Konstantin Sidorovich
“A Little Bell”, romance on a poem by Ivan Makarov
Arr. by Alexander Sveshnikov
Solo by Nikita Strashinsky (tenor)

“On a Hillock, on a Mountain”, a joky dance song
Arr. by Oleg Kolovsky

“А Path”
Arr. by Ivan Poltavtsev
Solo by Alexander Polkovnikov (tenor)

“Brooms”, a dance song
Arr. by Feodosy Rubtsov

“Twelve Robbers”, a ballad
Arr. by Sergey Zharov
Solo by Ivan Shcherbatykh (bass)

“Barin’s Wife”, a joky dance song
Arr. by Anatoly Novikov

Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Chief Chorus Master: Valery Borisov