Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater
One of the most talked about premieres of the last season, “The Triumph of Time and Disillusion” returns to the theater in the fall. It’s directed by Konstantin Bogomolov, “enfant terrible” of Russian theater, who was recently forced to leave MKhT. It’s the very first oratorio by Baroque composer George Handel, dated 1707, before it was expanded into better known “The Triumph of Time and Truth.” Apart from Bogomolov, this particular production is also interesting because the original libretto was reworked by Vladimir Sorokin, one of Russia’s best-known contemporary fiction writers.
On November 14 the Academic Music Theater will premiere opera “Frau Schindler” by American composer Thomas Morse. Influenced by Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List,” this opera tells the story of Emily Schindler, the wife of Oscar Schindler. Emily helped her husband rescue more than 1,000 Jews during World War II. Morse spent ten years studying the subject while working on the opera.
17 Ulitsa Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Metro Chekhovskaya. stanmus.com
Oleg Menshikov, Yermolova Theater’s Artistic Director and one of Russia’s most recognizable off- and on-screen actors, will direct his own version ofShakespeare’s “Macbeth” and play the title character in the new production. All the roles will be played by men, just as they were during Shakespeare’s life. Menshikov’s very own brass band will provide the soundtrack.
5/6 Ulitsa Tverskaya. Metro Okhotny Ryad. ermolova.ru