The Tsar's Bride
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Daniel Barenboim starts off the season with “Die Zarenbraut” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, a work of central importance in Slavic opera literature, staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov who lately has been among the opera stage directors most in demand worldwide. Under the rules of Tsar Ivan IV, “The Terrible” it is a tragic story of love, jealousy, intrigue, treason and death. This work which premiered in Moscow in 1899 is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the operatic literature of its time and musically, includes some of the most impressive works that Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote.