On the day of her wedding to the Russian knight Ruslan, Lyudmila, daughter of the Grand Prince of Kiev, is kidnapped by the sorcerer Chernomor. Ruslan battles many foes and overcomes many obstacles to rescue her.
Glinka was the first Russian composer to gain international prominence. This was his second and final opera.
Valery Gergiev and the Maryinsky Orchestra – very fast!
Paavo Järvi and the Israel Philharmonic
Yevgeny Mravinsky and the Leningrad Philharmonic – audio only, one of the greatest conductor/orchestra combinations of the 20th century
Zubin Mehta and the Berlin Philharmonic at the Waldbühne
VERMONT YOUTH ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College
223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446