Masochistic obsession, black magic, demons and exorcism – based on a novel by Valery Bryusov, Prokofi ev’s seething opera is not for the faint hearted. In what some consider his strongest and most dramatically intense score, these sensationalist themes are perfect for his signature style; full of rhythmic power and extraordinary vocal writing. Conducted by Mikhail Agrest, resident for many years at the Mariinsky .
Conductor Mikhail Agrest
Soloists Evez Abdulla, Maria Maksakova, Agnieszka Rehlis, Svetlana Sozdateleva, Alexei Tanovitsky
Running time approx. 2 hrs 25 mins
A Scottish Opera production in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland