[Program Twelve: The Tsar’s Bride] The Russian Bride (1884) by Konstantin Makovsky
The Russian Bride (1884) by Konstantin Makovsky

Program Twelve: The Tsar’s Bride

3:30 pm Preconcert Talk: Marina Frolova-Walker
4:30 pm Performance: Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director; directed and designed by Doug Fitch; lighting design by Anshuman Bhatia; projection design by Brian McSherry; costume design by Moe Schell; act 4 drop design by Grace Laubacher

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) 
The Tsar’s Bride (1898) (Mey)

 Marfa | Lyubov Petrova, soprano 
 Grigori Gryaznoy | Efim Zavalny, baritone

 Vasili Sobakin | Andrey Valentiy, bass-baritone
 Malyuta Skuratov | Yakov Strizhak, bass-baritone
 Ivan Lykov | Gerard Schneider, tenor
 Lyubasha | Nadezhda Babintseva, mezzo-soprano
 Yelisei Bomelius | Joel Sorensen, tenor
 Domna Saburova | Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano
 Dunyasha | Katherine Pracht, mezzo-soprano
 Petrovna | Heather Petrie ’05, contralto
Stoker Blake Burroughs, bass
 Young Lad | Jennifer Gliere, soprano

 Act 1 The Feast
 Act 2 The Love Potion


 Act 3 The Best Man
 Act 4 The Bride

Estimated run time: 2hr 30 min of music plus one intermission.

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