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Mariinsky Opera: Boris Godunov

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Add to my Calendar 03-11-2014 19:00 03-11-2014 21:00 36 Mariinsky Opera: Boris Godunov Mussorgsky’s epic study of the soul of a nation, performed in concert by the foremost living champions of the Russian operatic tradition Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov is Russia’s national epic: a tale of splendour, suffering, and the all-too human price of power. It’s one of the supreme achievements in Russian opera; and this concert performance under Valery Gergiev is the first of two very different operas being performed in the Mariinsky’s Barbican residency. “Weep, weep, O soul; soul of poor Russia”. If the Mariinsky is Russia’s national opera company, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov – premiered at the Mariinsky in 1874 - is surely Russia’s national opera. Certainly, few operas look more penetratingly at the soul of a nation: scenes of pageantry are undercut by private soul-searching and state-sanctioned murder. Conducted by arguably the pre-eminent living champion of Russian opera, it’s a majestic and powerfully introspective counterpart to Shchedrin’s uproarious new comedy The Lefthander, and the first of a diptych of Russian operas that together paint the opposite extremes of Russia’s artistic self-image. Programme & Performers Mussorgsky Boris GodunovMariinsky OperaValery Gergiev conductorCast to include:Mikhail Kazakov Boris GodunovMikhail Petrenko PimenEvgeny Akimov Prince ShuiskyAlexei Markov ShchelkalovAndrei Popov SimpletonTiffin Boys ChoirRSVP on FacebookAlso in this series:Tue 4 Nov - Mariinsky Opera: The Left-HanderWed 5 Nov - Mariinksy Chorus Part of Mariinsky Opera ResidencyPart of Barbican Presents 2014–2015Produced by the BarbicanUK tour supported by BP Barbican Hall, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
England


Programme

Modest MussorgskyBoris Godunov

Performers

Valery Gergiev – conductor

Mariinsky Opera

Programme Note

Mussorgsky’s epic study of the soul of a nation, performed in concert by the foremost living champions of the Russian operatic tradition

Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov is Russia’s national epic: a tale of splendour, suffering, and the all-too human price of power. It’s one of the supreme achievements in Russian opera; and this concert performance under Valery Gergiev is the first of two very different operas being performed in the Mariinsky’s Barbican residency.

“Weep, weep, O soul; soul of poor Russia”. If the Mariinsky is Russia’s national opera company, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov – premiered at the Mariinsky in 1874 - is surely Russia’s national opera. Certainly, few operas look more penetratingly at the soul of a nation: scenes of pageantry are undercut by private soul-searching and state-sanctioned murder. Conducted by arguably the pre-eminent living champion of Russian opera, it’s a majestic and powerfully introspective counterpart to Shchedrin’s uproarious new comedy The Lefthander, and the first of a diptych of Russian operas that together paint the opposite extremes of Russia’s artistic self-image.

Programme & Performers

Mussorgsky Boris Godunov

Mariinsky Opera
Valery Gergiev conductor
Cast to include:
Mikhail Kazakov Boris Godunov
Mikhail Petrenko Pimen
Evgeny Akimov Prince Shuisky
Alexei Markov Shchelkalov
Andrei Popov Simpleton
Tiffin Boys Choir



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Also in this series:
Tue 4 Nov - Mariinsky Opera: The Left-Hander
Wed 5 Nov - Mariinksy Chorus


Part of Mariinsky Opera Residency
Part of Barbican Presents 2014–2015

Produced by the Barbican

UK tour supported by BP

Mariinsky Opera: Boris Godunov

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