Available in the USA and Canada only
completed and arr. by Nikolai Rimsky, Korsakov

  • 3(pic).2.2.2/4231/timp.4perc/hp/pf/str/stge music: 4tpt
  • 2 Sopranos, Mezzo soprano, 5 Tenors, 2 Baritones, 5 Basses
  • 2 hr 40 min

Programme Note

The opera is set in and near Moscow during Peter the Great’s reforms at the end of the 17th century. The story concerns the struggle between Old Russia, the Sectarians (Old Believers) and Peter the Great’s New Russia.