|Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky|| |
Vladimir Matorin (Bass), Gerhard Siegel (Tenor), Eri Nakamura (Soprano), Sergey Skorokhodov (Tenor), Anatolij Kotscherga (Bass), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Bass), Markus Eiche (Baritone), Heike Grötzinger (Mezzo-Soprano), Yulia Sokolik (Mezzo-Soprano)
Chor der bayerischen Staatsoper Munchen
Calixto Bieito (Director)
HD recording: Bavarian State Opera, Munich, February 2013
Set design: Rebecca Ringst
Costume design: Ingo Krügler Lighting: Michael Bauer
Dramaturgy: Andrea Schönhofer
Child murder, scheming monks and a Tsar lapsing into madness – Modest Mussorgsky spread the thematic arc wide in his choral opera, which he began to work on from 1868, and with which he attempted to awaken an awareness of his own time through the indirect route of a historic story.
As an artist of the 19th century, he was driven by the psychology of the masses. Thus, in ‘Boris Godunov’, alongside the hero of the title, the main role is actually taken primarily by the Russian people, rejoicing, starving, demanding and questioning.
In conjuction with conductor Kent Nagano, Spanish stage director Calixto Bieito proposes an original reading of this brilliant work. The cast is led by Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Boris), with associates Gerhard Siegel (Schuisky), Markus Eiche (Chelkalov) and Anatoli Kotscherga (Pimen).