Opéra de Paris

Boris Godounov

In Cinemas 20, 21, 22 & 25 Jul 2018
Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Cast
Ildar Abdrazakov (Boris), Dmitry Golovnin (Grigori), Ruzan Mantashyan (Xenia), Maxim Paster (Prince Chouiski), Boris Pinkhasovich (Andrei), Elena Manistina (The Innkeeper), Ain Anger (Pimen), Evgeny Nikitin (Vaarlam)
Composer
Modeste Moussorgski
Director
Ivo Van Hove
Set Design
Jan Versweyveld
Duration
Approx. 2h10 no interval
Sung in Russian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris 7 Jun 2018
Official Event Listing

New Production! Celebrated Dutch director Ivo Van Hove, no stranger to grand political frescos, will debut at the Paris Opera with a new production of Moussorgski's magnificent meditation on the solitude of power, a populist drama in which the real protagonist is the Russian people with its burden of eternal suffering. Pushkin had already wondered, “What is a soul? A melody, perhaps…”

This grand opera follows the dazzling, tortured reign of the titular Tsar of Russia (1598-1605), brilliant bass Ildar Abdrazakov, who seizes the throne as society around him is on the threshold of moral crisis. 

NB: Online sales for Barracks (QLD), Electric (ACT), Brighton Bay (VIC), Como (VIC), Norton Street (NSW) & Eastend (SA) not presently available for this production, however tickets are available in person at the box office. 
In addition to the venues listed above, this production will also screen at Central (NSW) & Prospect (SA) - please check back closer to screening dates.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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