Bryn Terfel takes on the title role in this new production directed by Richard Jones – but how have the critics reacted to it? 

Evening Standard:**** Barry Millington found the new production: “a rivetingly powerful production.”

The Guardian: ****Andrew Clements wrote that: “in this notoriously unfocused masterpiece Jones still manages to sustain the dramatic thread with remarkable assurance.”

The Telegraph: **** Rupert Christiansen was also impressed saying: “Terfel’s acting and singing have a gentle intensity that transcends any sentimentality.”

The Independent:*** Michael Church thought: “there’s a hole where the opera’s heart should be.” *** David Karlin said: “It has a truly wonderful score and this production is decent enough that, especially for anyone who hasn’t heard it before, I can’t do anything other than recommend that you see it.”

Mark “extraordinarily versatile Bryn Terfel as a powerfully sympathetic Boris.”

Boris Godunov will perform in rep at the Royal Opera House until the 5th April. To book tickets visit: Discount,, Love, Theatre and UK