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Boris Godunov

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Barbican HallSilk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Performers
Mariinsky Opera
Valery GergievConductor
Mikhail KazakovBassBoris Godunov
Mikhail PetrenkoBassPimen (chronicler-hermit)
Anastasia KalaginaSopranoXenia
Yevgeny AkimovTenorPrince Shuisky
Yekaterina SergeyevaMezzo-sopranoFeodor
Andrei PopovTenorSimpleton (The yuródivïy or Holy Fool)
Alexey MarkovBaritoneShchelkalov
Sergei AleksashkinBassVarlaam

'Weep, weep, O soul; soul of poor Russia'. Mussorgsky’sBoris Godunov is Russia’s national epic: the story of a ruler and the ruled, of splendour and suffering, and the all-too human price of power. It’s one of the supreme achievements in Russian opera; and this concert performance by the Mariinsky company under Valery Gergiev – surely the greatest living conductor of Russian opera – is the first of two very different operas being performed in the Mariinsky’s Barbican residency: a nation looking deeply inwards, just as Shchedrin’s The Left-Hander looks to the West.

Tickets £15–£65 plus booking fee

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