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
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.
Musikalische Leitung Kirill Petrenko
Inszenierung Calixto Bieito
Bühne Rebecca Ringst
Kostüme Ingo Krügler
Licht Michael Bauer
Dramaturgie Andrea Schönhofer
Chöre Sören Eckhoff
Boris Godunow Anatoli Kotscherga
Fjodor Angela Brower
Xenia Eri Nakamura
Xenias Amme Heike Grötzinger
Fürst Schuiskij Gerhard Siegel
Andrej Schtschelkalow Markus Eiche
Pimen Brindley Sherratt
Grigorij Otrepjew Dmytro Popov
Warlaam Vladimir Matorin
Missail Ulrich Reß
Schenkwirtin Okka von der Damerau
Gottesnarr Kevin Conners
Nikititsch Friedemann Röhlig
Leibbojar Dean Power
Mitjucha Tareq Nazmi
Hauptmann der Streifenwache Christian Rieger
The Chorus of Bayerische Staatsoper