MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

The Fiery Angel

Here’s a staging of Prokofiev’s fascinating 1927 opera The Fiery Angel by David Freeman for the Mariinsky Theatre, with Valery Gergiev conducting.
Cast: Renata – Galina Gorchakova, soprano
Ruprecht – Sergei Leiferkus, baritone
Fortune-Teller- Larissa Dyadkova, mezzo soprao
Jakob Glock – Evgeni Boitsov, tenor
Agrippa – Vladimir Galuzin, tenor
Mephistopheles – Konstantin Pluzhnikov, tenor
Faust – Sergei Alexashkin, bass
Inquisitor – Vladimir Ognovenko, bass
Hostess – Evgenia Perlasova-Verkovich, mezzo soprano
Porter – Mikhail Kit, bass
Matthias – Yuri Laptev, tenor
Doctor – Valery Lebed, bass
Host – Evgeni Fedotov, bass

Some background here in my essay on Prokofiev’s Third Symphony, which uses material from the opera.

Filed under: Prokofiev

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