21st May

Concert will begin at 17:30 hours GMT

Mussorgsky's 'Boris Godunov' with Tsymbalyuk, Plummer, Tonca and Ebenstein from Vienna

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Mussorgsky's 'Boris Godunov' was composed between 1868 and 1873 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Its subjects are the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar (1598 to 1605) during the Time of Troubles, and his nemesis, the False Dmitriy (reigned 1605 to 1606). The Russian-language libretto was written by the composer, and is based on the 'dramatic chronicle' 'Boris Godunov' by Aleksandr Pushkin, and, in the Revised Version of 1872, on Nikolay Karamzin's 'History of the Russian State'.

Performers: Alexander Tsymbalyuk: Boris Godunov. Margaret Plummer: Feodor. Ilena Tonca: Xenia. Thomas Ebenstein: Shuysky. Vitalij Kowaljow: Pimen. Dmitry Golovnin: Grigori. Stephanie Houtzeel: Nurse. Sergey Kaydalov: Andrei Shchelkalov. Ilya Kazakov: Varlaam. Daniel Jenz: Missail. Stephanie Maitland: innkeeper. Dan Paul Dumitrescu: Captain.

Wiener Staatsoper Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Sebastian Weigle.

Recorded in May.

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