Delayed Live from The Met
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. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.
Other Cast: Grigory - David Butt Philip; Shuisky - Maxim Paster; Shchelkalov - Aleksey Bogdanov; Pimen - Ain Anger.
Sung in Russian with English subtitles
160m approx. no interval
Tickets £20 (Friends £17.50)