MUSSORGSKY, M.: Boris Godunov (Bavarian State Opera, 2013)

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Boris Godunov (original 1869 version)

Venue: National Theater, Munich
Playing Time: 02:18:47
Catalogue Number: BAC102
UPC: 3760115301023

Synopsis

Child murder, scheming monks and a tsar lapsing into madness - Modest Mussorgsky spread the thematic arc wide in his choral opera, which he began to work on from 1868, and with which he attempted to awaken an awareness of his own time through the indirect route of a historic story.

As an artist of the 19th century, he was driven by the psychology of the masses. Thus, in Boris Godunov, alongside the hero of the title, the main role is actually taken primarily by the Russian people, rejoicing, starving, demanding and questioning.

With the participation of conductor Kent Nagano, catalan stage director Calixto Bieito proposes an original reading of this brilliant work. The cast leaded by Alexander Tsymbaliuk (Boris) associates Gerhard Siegel (Schuisky), Markus Eiche (Chelkalov) and Anatoli Kotscherga (Pimen).

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