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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.

Creatives/Company

Author: Mussorsky

Archive listings for Boris Godunov

Work type: Opera or Operetta.

T01947286988

Sung in Russian with English surtitles.Producer Royal Opera House. Producer Deutsche Oper Berlin. Conductor Marc Albrecht. Director Richard Jones. Design Miriam Buether. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Mimi Jordan Sherin. Director Ben Wright (movement director). Performer Bryn Terfel.
19 Jun 19 to 3 Jul 19Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01300175393

T1488384111

Sung in Russian with English surtitles.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. Performer Bryn Terfel (Boris Godunov). Performer Vlada Borovko (Xenia). Performer Sarah Pring (Xenia's Nurse). Performer John Graham-Hall (Prince Shuisky). Performer Kostas Smoriginas (Andrei Shchelkalov). Performer Ain Anger (Pimen). Performer David Butt Phillip (Grigory). Performer John Tomlinson (Varlaam). Performer Harry Nicoll (Missail). Performer Rebecca de Pont Davies (Innkeeper). Performer Andrew Tortise (Simpleton). Performer Jeremy White (Nikitich). Performer Adrian Clarke (Mityukha). Performer James Platt (Zaretsky). Performer Nicholas Sales (Boyar). Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Company Royal Opera Chorus.
14 Mar 16 to 5 Apr 16Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L592098457

T01985576632

Company Mariinsky Opera. Conductor Valery Gergiev. Performer Mikhail Kazakov (Boris Godunov). Performer Mikhail Petrenko (Pimen). Performer Evgeny Akimov (Prince Shuisky). Performer Alexei Markov (Shchelkalov). Performer Andrei Popov (Simpleton). Company Tiffin Boys Choir.
3 Nov 14Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L1530200515

T01936990618

Company Met Opera. Conductor Valery Gergiev. Director Peter Stein. Performer Ekaterina Semenchuk. Performer Aleksandrs Antonenko. Performer Oleg Balashov. Performer Rene Pape. Performer Mikhail Petrenko. Performer Vladimir Ognovenko.
23 Oct 10Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L422409241
23 Oct 10Torch Theatre, Milford Haven :: V820
listing details L577306435

T0340462811

Producer Victor Hochhauser. Company Bolshoi Opera. Conductor Alexander Vedernikov. Performer Mikhail Kazakov (Boris Godunov). Performer Vladimir Matorin (Boris Godunov).
27 Jul 06 to 29 Jul 06Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1015886765

T879949021

Company Kirov Opera. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
1 Aug 05 to 6 Aug 05Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L02055189044

T1146056102

Sung in Russian with English surtitles. Approx. running time 3 hours 51 minutes.Producer Royal Opera. Director Andrei Tarkovsky (original). Director Irina Brown (revival). Design Nicolas Dvigoubsky. Lighting Robert Bryan. Choreographer Romayne Grigorova. Conductor Semyon Bychkov. Performer John Tomlinson (Boris Godunov). Performer Sergei Larin (Grigory Otrepiev/The Pretender Dmitry). Performer Vladimir Vaneev (Pimen). Performer Andrej Breus (Shchelkalov). Performer Vladimir Matorin (Varlaam). Performer Olga Borodina (Marina). Performer Sergei Leiferkus (Rangoni). Performer Tove Dahlberg (Fyodor). Performer Ailish Tynan (Xenia). Performer Ekaterina Gubanova (Hostess at the Inn). Performer Hubert Delamboye (Prince Shuisky). Performer Vyacheslav Voinerovsky (Missail). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Nikitich/Frontier Guard). Performer Toby Spence (Simpleton). Performer Adrian Clarke (Mityukha). Performer Frances McCafferty (Xenia's Nurse).
22 Sep 03 to 9 Oct 03Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L1216743513

T01655005619

Company Opera Ireland.
21 Nov 99 to 27 Nov 99Gaiety Theatre, Dublin :: V0291821363
listing details L30962428

T2127123946

Company Bolshoi Opera. Performer Vladimir Matorin. Performer Elena Obraztsova. Performer Vitall Tarashenko. Performer Artur Eizen. Performer Tigran Martirossian. Performer Yuri Vedeneyev. Performer Mikhail Agafonov.
2 Aug 99 to 5 Aug 99London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L1820851153

T1445304504

New production.Company English National Opera (ENO). Conductor Paul Daniel. Performer John Connell (Pimen). Performer John Daszak (Dimitry). Performer Timothy Robertson (Simpleton). Performer John Tomlinson (Boris).
11 Nov 98 to 11 Dec 98London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L745165007

T1904863679

Sung in English. New productionCompany Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi. Director David Pountney. Performer Willard White. Performer John Daszak. Performer Neil Jenkins. Performer Gwynne Howell.
16 Jul 98Theatre Royal, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L01522426341
7 Jul 98 to 11 Jul 98Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L0908106668
30 Jun 98 to 3 Jul 98New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L01777836194
25 Jun 98Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
listing details L2040420226
9 Jun 98 to 12 Jun 98Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L0490362591
16 May 98 to 5 Jun 98New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L0405423446

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