Ivan Soussanine is an opera that stands apart. For the more, classical and popular. It is the first true russian opera. It tells us the epic sacrifice of a mujik to save the Tsar Mikhaïl Romanov threatened by the Polish. Notice that before the Revolution, the title of this opera was "A Life for the Tsar" However, Glinka, had called it "Dead for the Tsar".
This opera is an anthem of motherland. Its real interest is not in the plot but in the score. Like a musical patchwork that associates typical russians airs to italians classics : it is very composite. Besides, Glinka built the plan and started to compose the music without the leaflet. A simple, beautiful story closed to people’s lives, loves and hopes. An universal story...
Titre / Title : Ivan Soussanine
Format : 2 DVD
Genre : Opéra
Année / Year : 1979
Temps / Timing - : 2H46
Compositeur / Composer : M.Glinka
Producteur / Prodcuer : L.Baratov
Directeur / Director : A.Barannikov
Solistes / Soloists : E.Nesterenko, B. Roudenko