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Mussorgsky's masterpiece features an all-star cast
Director Richard Jones triumphs with Mussorgsky's masterpiece Boris Godunov, featuring an all-star cast, inc Bryn Terfel and John Tomlinson.
ROH Boris Godunov © Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation
Bryn Terfel as Boris Godunov © c Catherine Ashmore
ROH Boris Godunov © c Catherine Ashmore
Mussorgsky was inspired to compose his masterpiece Boris Godunov after reading Pushkin’s Shakespeare-inspired play of the same name. It features one of the most dramatically rewarding bass-baritone roles: a noble ruler who loves his children and his people, but whose thirst for power has led him to commit a terrible crime. Bryn Terfel is “a powerful new Boris” (The Observer) in Richard Jones’ new production of the original 1869 score. Antonio Pappano conducts an outstanding cast that also includes John Graham-Hall as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.
"In Terfel we have a powerful new Boris, sure to turn out more reliable and enduring than the historic character he portrays. He was joined by a top ensemble cast…” (The Observer)
“Pappano completely masters Mussorgsky's idiom, contributing a powerfully restrained account of an outstanding score that, in his hands, is as much a requiem as a drama." (Mail on Sunday ★★★★★)
“… dramatically powerful, vocally refined…” (The Daily Mail ★★★★)
Recording location The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Director Richard Jones
Light Design Mimi Jordan Sherin
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Distribution DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Distribution VOD / SVOD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Soloist Bryn Terfel, John Graham-Hall, David Butt Philip, John Tomlinson
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