Mussorgsky is one of the most outstanding composers of the 19th century, whose imprint can be traced from Janacek, Debussy and Alban Berg to Messiaen. Boris Godunov talks about the loneliness of the powerful visionary, the people's fascination with false prophets and the infernal machine of the struggle for power.
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Music and libretto by Modest Mussorgsky, based on the homonymous drama by Alexander Pushkin.
Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
New production of the Teatro Real, in co-production with the Théatre de La Monnaie de Bruxelles and the Opéra National du Rhin.
Conductor | Jesús López Cobos.
Stage director | Klaus Michael Grüber.
Set designer | Eduardo Arroyo.
Costume designer | Rudy Sabounghi.
Lighting designer | Dominique Borrini.
Boris Godunov | Samuel Ramey
Fiodor | Maria Gorstsevskaya
Yenia | Marina Zyatkova
Yenia's nurse | Raquel Pierotti
Prince Chuiski | Stephan Rügamer
Andrei Chelkalov | Vasily Gerello
Pimen | Anatoli Kotscherga
Grigori | Misha Didyk