Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his tremendous portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the highly anticipated 2021–22 Live in HD season. 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 title ruler himself.
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Production: Stephen Wadsworth
Set Designer: Ferdinand Wögerbauer
Costume Designer: Moidele Bickel
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Cast: David Butt Philip (Grigory), Maxim Paster (Shuisky), Alexey Markov (Shchelkalov), René Pape (Boris), Ain Anger (Pimen), Ryan Speedo Green (Varlaam)
The opera is sung in russian with english subtitles.
The Metropolitan Opera