The Royal Opera House is preparing to set the stage for a brand new production of Modest Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov , performing at the venue from the 14th March. 

The production will be directed by Richard Jones and presented in its original 1869 version. It will star Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

The Tsar Boris Godunov came to power by murdering the nine-year-old Dmitry, heir to the throne. Boris has ruled well, but famines, thought by some to be divine punishment, have led to rising support for his enemies. The young monk Grigory, realizing he was born the same day as the murdered Tsarevich, decides to pose as the risen Dmitry in a bid to seize the throne.

This is the only opera to be completed by Musorgsky and is based on Alexander Pushkin’s historical drama which explores the perils of power.

As well as Bryn Terfel, the cast will also include: Vlada Borovko, Sarah Pring, John Graham-Hall, Ain Anger, David Butt Philip, John Tomlinson, Kostas Smoriginas, Harry Nicoll, Rebecca de Pont Davies, Andrew Tortise, Adrian Clarke, Jeremy White, James Platt, Nicholas Sales.

This new production will also be screened live in cinemas on the 21st March.

Boris Godunov will appear at the Royal Opera House from the 14th March to the 5th April. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Love, Theatre and UK


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