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VenueNew Theatre
From16th May 1998
To5th June 1998
What is currently on at New Theatre (V823)

Boris Godunov

Based on Pushkin's The Comedy of the Distress of the Muscovite State, of Tsar Boris and of Grishka Otrepiev - there are several version developed by Mussorsky over a number of years. Set in Russia and Poland between 1598 and 1605. Boris is 'persuaded' to accept the crown after murdering the true heir. A young monk pretends to be the murdered heir in order to avenge the death and there is a swell amongst the people in his favour. In the end Boris dies.
Author Mussorsky

Archive :: production:T1904863679, opera or operetta:S1878, venue:V823

Production details

Sung in English. New production


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Director David Pountney
Performer Willard White
Performer John Daszak
Performer Neil Jenkins
Performer Gwynne Howell

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