Boris Godunov

 

Mussorgsky Boris Godunov opera to a libretto by the composer. Directed 2010 by Andrei Konchalovsky at the Teatro Regio di Torino.  Stars Orlin Anastassov (Boris Godunov), Alessandra Marianelli (Xenia), Pavel Zubov (Fyodor), Ian Storey (The Pretender, known as Gri gory) , Vladimir Vaneev (Pimen), Peter Bronder (Prince Shuisky), Vasily Ladjuk (Andrey Shchelkalov), Vladimir Matorin (Varlaam), Luca Casalin (Missail), Nadezhda Serdjuk (Innkeeper), Evgeny Akimov (Holy Fool), Elena Sommer (Nurse), John Paul Huckle (Nikitich), Oliviero Giorgiutti (Mityukha), Matthias Stier (Boyar-in-attendance), Alessandro Dimasim (Krushchyov), Bruno Pestarino (Lewicki), and Riccardo Ferrari (Czernikowski). Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Turin Orchestra, the Chorus of the Teatro Regio (Chorus Master Roberto Gabbiani), and the Children's Choir of the Teatro Regio and the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire, Turin (Chorus Master Claudio Fenoglio). Assistant Director was Irkin Gabitov; lighting by Andrei Konchalovsky; sets by Graziano Gregori; costumes by Carla Teti; movement direction by Ramune Chodorkaite; directed for TV by Francesca Nesler; Executive Producer was Edoardo Fioravanti. Released 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

This was a huge production; but alas, all the video clips seem to be very low quality.