Libretto by the composer after Alexander Pushkin
Opera in four parts
Child murder, scheming monks and a tsar lapsing into madness – Modest Mussorgsky spread the thematic arc wide in his choral opera, which he began to work on from 1868, and with which he attempted to awaken an awareness of his own time through the indirect route of a historic story. As an artist of the 19th century, he was driven by the psychology of the masses. Thus, in Boris Godunov, alongside the hero of the title, the main role is actually taken primarily by the Russian people, rejoicing, starving, demanding and questioning. "Uncovering the fine features of human nature and the mass of humanity, stubbornly drilling in these unexplored regions and conquering them – this is the mission of the true artist. Onward to new shores!“
In Russian with German surtitles
Live transmission from Munich's Nationaltheater on BR-Klassik.
30 minutes before the performance, live from the lobby of the Nationaltheater: The opening night broadcast with on-the-scene interviews and reports.
|Première on Wednesday, 13 February 2013|
|7.00 p.m. - app. 9.15 p.m. |
|Playing time: 2 hours 15 minutes (no intermission)|
|Open ticket sales and subscription|
Musikalische Leitung Kent NaganoInszenierung Calixto BieitoBühne Rebecca RingstKostüme Ingo KrüglerLicht Michael BauerDramaturgie Andrea SchönhoferChöre Sören EckhoffBoris Godunow Alexander TsymbalyukFjodor Yulia SokolikXenia Eri NakamuraXenias Amme Heike GrötzingerFürst Schuiskij Gerhard SiegelAndrej Schtschelkalow Markus EichePimen Anatoli KotschergaGrigorij Otrepjew Sergey SkorokhodovWarlaam Vladimir MatorinMissail Ulrich ReßSchenkwirtin Okka von der DamerauGottesnarr Kevin ConnersNikititsch Goran Jurić Leibbojar Dean PowerMitjucha Tareq NazmiHauptmann der Streifenwache Christian Rieger
The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera