Konstantin Boyarsky – composer
Marita Phillips – librettist
2018 staged world première
On Wednesday 11th July and Thursday 12th July 2018, The Novaya Opera company – orchestra, soloists, chorus with conductor Jan Latham-Koenig – came from Moscow to perform PUSHKIN at the new five-tiered opera house built by
Grange Park Opera at West Horsley Place near London.
PUSHKIN tells the story of two giants in Russia’s tumultuous history: – the nation’s Poet, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin and the nation’s Tsar, Nicholas I. Their relationship begins with mutual need and mutual admiration and ends in the tragic death of Pushkin.
PUSHKIN was premiered in Moscow’s Novaya Opera Theatre on 4 February 2017 in a concert performance as part of the Epiphany Festival.
Pushkin in The Observer
The Observer interview with librettist Marita Phillips