The first Russian opera to earn a permanent place in the country's theatrical repertoire, Glinka's fascinating piece tells the story of nationalist hero Ivan Susanin, who gave his life for Mikhail, the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty. This production by the Bolshoi Opera stars Evgeny Nesterenko, Marina Mescheriakova and Alexander Lomonosov. 175 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Russian Dolby Digital stereo. Filmed in Russian.