The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia
Monogarova; Panfilov, Gubsky, Kazakov, Gilmanov, Naumenko; Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Vedernikov. Production: Nekrošius. Naxos 2.110277-78 (2 DVDs), 187 mins., subtitled. Also available on CD as Naxos 8.660288-90
This Rimsky-Korsakov opera is a strange brew of pantheism and orthodoxy, of earth-spirits and the Russian church. It has been called the Russian Parsifal, but it isn't really that, and the music is fo...
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