Boris Godunov

Mussorgsky Boris Godunov opera to a libretto by the composer. Directed 2013 by Calixto Bieito at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Stars Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Yulia Sokolik, Eri Nakamura, Heike Grötzinger, Gerhard Siegel, Markus Eiche, Anatoli Kotscherga, Sergey Skorokhodov, Vladimir Matorin, Ulrich Reß, Kevin Conners, and Goran Juric. Kent Nagano conducts the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and the Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper  Lighting by Michael Bauer; sets by Rebecca Ringst; costumes by Ingo Krügler; dramaturgy by Andrea Schönhofer. Released 2014, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!

Hugo Shirley in the May 2014 Gramophone at page 92 heaps on praise for this update of Boris Godunov by Calixto Bieito. We know Bieito for his excellent HDVD update and  reworking of Carmen, so this Boris Godunov promises to be a good title also.

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