The Enchanted Wanderer at BAM

    The Enchanted Wanderer at BAM

    Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Peter Jay Sharp Building
    BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

    RUN TIME: 1hr 35min


    Part of 2015 Winter/Spring Season

    BAM and the Mariinsky present

    The Enchanted Wanderer
    By Rodion Shchedrin
    Directed by Alexei Stepanyuk
    Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
    Musical direction by Valery Gergiev
    Conducted by Valery Gergiev

    Rodion Shchedrin’s rarely performed opera merges gypsy songs, Russian Orthodox choral music, and traditional Slavic instruments with 20th-century idioms. Based on the short story by Nikolai Leskov, The Enchanted Wanderer concerns Ivan, the eponymous wanderer, who embarks on a series of sordid misadventures that lead to his unlikely embrace of monasticism. Valery Gergiev conducts this musical treasure, staged amid the reeds of Russia’s mythic past and evoking the fabled lore of Baba Yaga, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov alike.

    Libretto by the composer after the novel by Nikolai Leskov, The Enchanted Wanderer

    Set design by Alexander Orlov
    Costume design by Irina Cherednikova
    Lighting design by Yevgeny Ganzburg
    Choreography by Dmitry Korneyev