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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. Sung in Russian with English surtitles.

Performers Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov), Vlada Borovko (Xenia), Sarah Pring (Xenia's Nurse), John Graham-Hall (Prince Shuisky), Kostas Smoriginas (Andrei Shchelkalov), Ain Anger (Pimen), David Butt Phillip (Grigory), John Tomlinson (Varlaam), Harry Nicoll (Missail), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Innkeeper), Andrew Tortise (Simpleton), Jeremy White (Nikitich), Adrian Clarke (Mityukha), James Platt (Zaretsky), Nicholas Sales (Boyar).
Author Mussorsky. Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Deutsche Oper Berlin. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Richard Jones. Design Miriam Buether. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Mimi Jordan Sherin. Choreographer Ben Wright. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Company Royal Opera Chorus.

Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1488384111. Details of all Boris Godunov archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1878

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