The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov in Concert
Sunday, February 28, 2010,
The world-renowned Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra returns with a concert version of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, which combines one of the great bass roles in the operatic repertory with thunderous choral movements of unprecedented power.
Conducted by Pavel Smelkov, the company sings a one-night-only concert version of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, which combines one of the great bass roles in the operatic repertory with thunderous choral movements of unprecedented power. Chronicling the rise and fall of the notorious Tsar, this is an epic tale of religious revolution, mysterious imposters, and murderous deception. Last performed here by the Mariinsky in January 2005, the "fierce, monolithic power" of the score displayed "prismatic shades of orchestral color and an unflagging energy in Gergiev's delivery" (The Washington Post).
Performance Timing: 2 hours and 20 minutes, with no intermission
PRINCIPAL CASTING Boris Godunov: Evgeny Nikitin Pimen: Mikhail Petrenko Pretender Dimitri: Sergey Skorokhodov Prince Shuisky: Evgeny Akimov Shelkalov: Alexey Markov Fool: Dmitri Voropaev Varlaam: Alexei Tanovitsky Misail: Andrey Popov Hostess of the Inn: Elena Vitman Ksenia: Irina Mataeva Boyar: Edem Umerov Fedor: Zlata Bulycheva Policeman: Fedor Kuznetsov