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Boris Godunov [videorecording]

music and libretto by Modest Mussorgsky, after Pushkin ; the Royal Opera House production by Andrei Tarkovsky ; a Virgin Broadcasting/BBC TV/Royal Opera House co-production in association with the Decca Music Group Limited and St. Petersburg Television
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The action takes place between 1598 and 1605. It concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to it by the Pretender Dmitri.
Director
Stephen Lawless; Humphrey Burton; Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ
Performers
Robert Lloyd, Olga Borodina, Alexei Steblianko, Sergei Leiferkus ; supporting singers ; Orchestra and Chorus of the Kirov Opera ; Valery Gergiev, conductor.
Release Date
1990
Run Time
221 min.
Language
Sung in Russian; subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese
Notes
  • Opera in 4 acts with a prologue.
  • Based on Pushkin's historical tragedy of the same name and Karamzin's History of the Russian state.
  • Performed in the ed. by David Lloyd-Jones, published by Oxford University Press.
  • Program notes by Irina Brown and John Warrack, and synopsis in English, French and German (47 p.) in container.
Credits
Director, Stephen Lawless ; director for television, Humphrey Burton.
Published
[London] : Philips, [2002], p1993.
Recording Info
"The complete 1872 version, filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1990."
Publisher no.
075 089-9 Philips
Description
2 videodiscs (221 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; 5.1 surround sound, stereo.; all-regions NTSC.
Technical Details

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