Anton Rubinstein

The Demon

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Music by Anton Rubinstein, Libretto by Pavel A. Viskovatov
Music Director and Conductor, Lidiya Yankovskaya (New York), Set and Costume Designer, Anastasia Grigoreva (Moscow), Video-Art, Patrick K.- H. (Vienna), Producer and Production Director, Irina Rubinshtein (Boston), Artistic Director, Alexander Prokhorov (Boston)
Commonwealth Lyric Theater Orchestra and Chorus, PESVEBI Georgian Dance Ensemble
Demon: Aleksey Bogdanov, Baritone, Tamara: Zhanna Alkhazova, Soprano


Sung in Russian with Projected English titles


Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

LOVE, TREACHERY, MURDER, AND CONFRONTATION BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL..... Commonwealth Lyric Theater presents the Boston premiere of Rubinstein's (a teacher of Tchaikovsky) 19th century masterpiece. Romantic Drama, based on a poem by Mikhail Lermontov, of the immortal Demon falling in love with a beautiful mortal girl in the mountains of Georgia.

Now in its Seventh season of acclaimed productions of Slavic operatic repertoire, Commonwealth Lyric Theater (winner of several National Opera Association Opera Awards praised by The Boston Globe, Boston Musical Intelligencer, and New York Arts Magazine), brings this Russian classic for the first time to Boston audiences. The production features an international cast of renowned singers, dancers, and designers.