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Modest Mussorgsky created music of white-hot inspiration in his operatic masterpiece Boris Godunov, which tells of a Tsar hounded by fear, danger and intrigue. Bryn Terfel leads an illustrious cast.

Programme

Mussorgsky
Boris Godunov (original version, 1869) 121’
(concert performance; sung in Russian)

Cast to include:
Bryn Terfel Boris Godunov
Benjamin Knight Fyodor
Vlada Borovko Xenia
John Graham-Hall Shuisky
Kostas Smoriginas Shchelkalov
Ain Anger Pimen
David Butt Philip Grigory (Pretender Dmitry)
Andrii Goniukov Varlaam
Harry Nicoll Missail
Rebecca de Pont Davies Innkeeper
Andrew Tortise Yurodivy (Holy Fool)

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

There will be no interval