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
Opera for All
Audio-visual live broadcast on Max-Joseph-Platz
- Admission free -
This performance will be broadcast live on STAATSOPER.TV
sponsored by Opera for all
Friday, 26 July 2013, 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 7.00 p.m.
Sunday, 16 March 2014, 4.00 p.m.
Thursday, 20 March 2014, 7.00 p.m.
Sunday, 23 March 2014, 7.00 p.m.
Friday, 28 March 2014, 7.00 p.m.
Monday, 31 March 2014, 7.30 p.m.
Kent Nagano 26./30. July 2013
Kirill Petrenko 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Alexander Tsymbalyuk 26./30. July 2013
Anatoli Kotscherga 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Yulia Sokolik 26./30. July 2013
Angela Brower 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Anna Virovlansky 26./30. July 2013
Eri Nakamura 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Anatoli Kotscherga 26./30. July 2013
Brindley Sherratt 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Sergey Skorokhodov 26./30. July 2013
Dmytro Popov 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Margarita Nekrasova 26./30. July 2013
Okka von der Damerau 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Joshua Stewart 26./30. July 2013
Dean Power 16./20./23./28./31. Mar. 2014
Hauptmann der Streifenwache
The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera