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The Met Live in HD: BORIS GODUNOV (Mussorgsky)
October 9, 2021 - October 16, 2021
Sat Oct 9 @ 1 PM – Live in HD
Sat Oct 16 @ 1 PM – Encore
Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his tremendous portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the highly anticipated 2021–22 Live in HD season. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people, as well as the title ruler himself.
Sebastian Weigle (Conductor); David Butt Philip (Grigory), Maxim Paster (Shuisky), Aleksey Bogdanov (Shchelkalov), René Pape (Boris), Ain Anger (Pimen), Ryan Speedo Green (Varlaam)
Stephen Wadsworth (Production), Ferdinand Wögerbauer (Set Designer), Moidele Bickel (Costume Designer), Duane Schuler (Lighting Designer)
Estimated Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (w/ no intermission)