Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov

Opera by Modest Musorgsky.
Lyrics by Modest Musorgsky after Alexandr Pushkin's play and Nikolai Karamsin's The History of the Russian Empire.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome Folke Abenius back to the Göteborg Opera after his success with Die Walküre. Now he takes on Boris Godunov, one of the few great masterpieces in the opera literature that he has yet to stage. Conductor Alexander Polyanichko, who was responsible for last years Pique Dame, guarantees that Musorgsky's powerful music will resound in its full splendour.
Boris Godunov has to date never been staged in Gothenburg.

Musorgsky's opera is based on Pushkin's novel and tells the tale of power plays, intrigues, war and misery. Cry, Russia, cry! Boris Godunov is one of the central works of the opera literature. Here you can find tough challenges, not least for the chorus, which has a more prominent role than in many other operas.


Cast

Boris Godunov
Sergej Aleksashkin

Feodor
Katarina Giotas

Xenia
Cecilia Vallinder

Amman
Erika Andersson

Prins Shuiskij
Ingemar Anderson

Schelkalov
Åke Zetterström
15/5 Thomas Jönsson

Pimen
Mats Almgren

Grigorij
Jan Kyhle

Marina
Katja Lytting

Rangoni
Mats Persson

Varlaam
Markus Schwartz

Missail
Torbjörn Lillieqvist

Värdshusvärdinnan
Marianne Schell

Den svagsinte
Harald Ek

Nikitich/Hauptman
Peter Loguin

Mitjuka, förste bonden
Sven Törnell

En Bojar
Carl Walin

Första bondkvinnan
Liselott Johansson

Andra bondkvinnan
Clara Johansson

Andre bonden
Tore Sverredal

Fyra jesuiter
Ulf Glemme, Marcus Liljedahl, Mikael Simlund, Tore Sverredal

GöteborgsOperans Orkester
GöteborgsOperans Kör
Malmö Opera och Musikteaters Kör
Göteborgs Gosskör
Extrakör
Statister

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Team

Dirigent
Alexander Polyanichko

Regi
Folke Abenius

Scenografi & Kostym
Camilla Björnvad

Ljus
Jesper Kongshaug

Information

Opera by Modest Musorgsky. Premiere 16 April.

  • Genre: Opera
  • Season: 2004/2005
  • First show: 16 Apr 2005
  • Last show: 3 Jun 2005
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: Approx. 3 hrs 45 min.
  • Introduction:1 hour prior to performance
  • Info:Gothenburg Main Stage

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