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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 English. New productionPerformers Willard White, John Daszak, Neil Jenkins, Gwynne Howell.
Author Mussorsky. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi. Director David Pountney.
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