Mussorgsky’s KHOVANSHCHINA is first to open the Russian season on Saturday 23rd September. WNO’s Artistic Director David Pountney and new Music Director Tomáš Hanus join forces for this revival of Mussorgsky’s epic opera, addressing themes of politics, madness and death as relevant today as back in history. Sung in Russian, the production features Simon Bailey (Shaklovity), Mark Le Brocq (Prince Vasily Golitsyn) and Adrian Thompson (Scribe). Mark (Filka Morozov), Simon (Shishkov) and Adrian (Shapkin) return in FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD set in a claustrophobic Siberian prison and opening on Sunday 8th October.
Having received outstanding reviews for her debut in the role for Garsington Opera in 2016, Natalya Romaniw now sings Tatyana EUGENE ONEGIN in the revival of James MacDonald’s production conducted by Ainārs Rubiķis. Tchaikovsky’s best loved opera is based on the Alexander Pushkin novel of the same name and the cast also includes Nicholas Lester (Onegin) and Jason Bridges (Lensky)