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Work: Boris Godunov

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ComposerMussorgsky, Modest Petrovich (1839-1881)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Technology to the rescue in Zurich's new staging of Boris Godunov

The Zurich Opernhaus tackles the pandemic with an innovative strategy: instead of reducing the size of orchestra and chorus (as many other European opera houses) it removes them from the theatre altogether. 

The coronation and tragedy of Boris revived at Covent Garden

A title role performance full of depth from Terfel and a barnstorming comic interlude from Tomlinson provide some great moments, but much of this Boris fails to rise above the ordinary.
***11
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Fiery, formidable Boris Godunov at the Concertgebouw

This year’s NTR ZaterdagMatinee concert series in Amsterdam kicked off with a Boris Godunov that left nothing to be desired.
*****
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The epitome of Russianness: Boris Godunov at the Mariinsky

In Tarkovsky's venerable production, the Mariinsky orchestra and chorus are brilliant – but too brilliant for their soloists, including two replacement Borises for an indisposed Mikhail Petrenko.
***11
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A majestic Boris Godunov in Stockholm

The Stockholm Concert Hall hosts the Göteborg Symphonic Orchestra and Opera Chorus for a concert performance of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
****1
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