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Pushkin and St Petersburg: Performance on 3


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From the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Geoffrey Baskerville introduces a concert performance of Tchaikovsky's opera "Mazeppa" based on Pushkin's tale of forbidden love, political intrigue and bloody execution.

Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev

Act 1

8.35 Pushkinskaya
James Young creates a sound portrait of Moscow's Pushkin Square, including Ralph Fiennes reading from "Eugene Onegin".

8.55 Act 2

10.10 Postscript The Golden Gate: 4: A Quarrel is Initiated
by Vikram Seth.
(For details see Monday)

10.30 Act 3

Performance on 3 Radio 3: 7.30pm Tchaikovsky's opera Mazeppa, about a notorious Ukrainian separatist, has the makings of a historical spectacle but places heavy emphasis on romantic intrigue. It is performed by the Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, with Nikolai Putilin as Mazeppa and Tatiana Pavlovskaya as Maria, the woman he loves.


Presenter: Geoffrey Baskerville
Musicians: Kirov Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Reporter (Pushkinskaya): James Young
Reader: Ralph Fiennes
Author (The Golden Gate): Vikram Seth
Mazeppa: Nikolai Putilin (baritone)
Maria: Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano)
Lyubov: Lyudmila Shemchuk (mezzo)
Andrei: Viktor Lutsiuk (tenor)
Kochubei: Mikhail Kit (baritone)
Iskra: Leonid Lyubavin (tenor)
Orlik: Grigrory Karasev (bass)
Kosak: Vladimir Zhivopistsev (bass)

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