Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Khovanshchina (Lamm-Shostakovich edition) (1886),
available in the USA, Canada and Mexico only
Libretto by the composer and B. Stassov.
Hans Sikorski/Schirmer (1976)
Opera and Music Theatre
ed. by Lamm-Shostakovich
SATB chorus; ballet
6 Basses, 6 Tenors, Baritone, Alto, 2 Sopranos
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.