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Prom 02: Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus under Antonio Pappano in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov with soloists including Bryn Terfel.

Live at BBC Proms: The Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Antonio Pappano perform Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov with soloists including Bryn Terfel.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

7.30pm
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (original version, 1869)
(concert performance; sung in Russian)

Boris Godunov.....Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)
Fyodor....Benjamin Knight (treble)
Xenia....Vlada Borovko (soprano)
Shuisky....John Graham-Hall (tenor)
Shchelkalov.....Kostas Smoriginas (bass-baritone)
Pimen.....Ain Anger (bass)
Grigory (Pretender Dmitry).....David Butt Philip (tenor)
Varlaam.....Andrii Goniukov (bass)
Missail.....Harry Nicoll (tenor)
Innkeeper.....Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo-soprano)
Yurodivy (Holy Fool).....Andrew Tortise (tenor)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

Modest Mussorgsky created music of white-hot inspiration in his operatic masterpiece Boris Godunov, which tells of a Tsar hounded by fear, danger and intrigue. Bryn Terfel leads an illustrious cast.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Boris Godunov

    Orchestra: Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House. Orchestra: Covent Garden. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and fugue for piano no. 16 (Op.87`16) in B flat minor [complete]

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.

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