Russian Premiere at Lviv Opera House
On June 18th Lviv Opera House hosted the premiere of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece ‘The Tsar’s Bride.’ This historical melodramatic love story set during the reign of Ivan the Terrible was presented in the Russian language as a special present to mark Russia’s national day. Conductor Myron Yusypovich commented that Lviv Opera House is has a rich tradition of triumphant performances of Russian classical masterpieces such as ‘Boris Godunov’ and ‘Khovanshyna’ by Modest Mussorgsky. In 1978 ‘The Tsar’s Bride’ was first staged in Lviv, and now after over 30 years of waiting, the spectacular is back! Art director Galyna Volovetska, choir master Vasyl Koval and choreographer Igor Hramov were all thrilled with the results, as was the Lviv opera crowd!