Metropolitan Opera: Boris Godunov

Live from the Met
  • 2010
  • US
  • 5h 5min
  • E

Mussorgsky's epic tale of political skulduggery in the wake of Ivan the Terrible's reign tells the story of the de facto regent of Russia and his various sinister doings. Directed by Peter Stein and starring Rene Papa in his Met debut.

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Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the Live in HD season on October 9, 2021. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Rene Pape headlines a cast that includes Alexey Markov, Stanislav Trofimov, David Butt Philip, Ain Anger, and Maxim Paster. Sebastian Weigle conducts. The opera will be presented in its original 1869 version.

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