Boris Godunov

Modest Mussorgsky

Boris Godunov

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Overview

Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version, which runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.

Languages

Languages sung in Boris Godunov

Sung In

Russian

Titles

Title languages displayed for Boris Godunov

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Boris Godunov

Estimated Run Time

2 hrs 20 mins

  • House Opens

  • 140 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

Stephen Wadsworth

Set Designer

Ferdinand Wögerbauer

COSTUME DESIGNER

Moidele Bickel

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Duane Schuler

Headshot of Modest Mussorgsky

Composer

Modest Mussorgsky

Boris Godunov