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DetailsBased 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. New production.
Cast/Performers John Connell (Pimen), John Daszak (Dimitry), Timothy Robertson (Simpleton), John Tomlinson (Boris)
Company: English National Opera (ENO)
Conductor: Paul Daniel
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