Met Live Opera: Boris Godunov


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Oct 9 10:00 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Met Live Opera
Run Time:2 hours, 20 minutes
Met Company
Conductor:Sebastian Weigle
Opera Company:René Pape (Boris)
David Butt Philip (Grigory)
Maxim Paster (Shuisky)
Aleksey Bogdanov (Shchelkalov)
Ain Anger (Pimen)
Ryan Speedo Green (Varlaam)
Production:Stephen Wadsworth
Set Designer:Ferdinand Wögerbauer
Costume Designer:Moidele Bickel
Lighting Designer:Duane Schuler


Modest Mussorgsky’s

Boris Godunov

Cast: David Butt Philip (Grigory), Maxim Paster (Shuisky), Aleksey Bogdanov (Shchelkalov), René Pape (Boris), Ain Anger (Pimen), Ryan Speedo Green (Varlaam)

There will be a pre-opera talk led by Russell Fox one hour before the performance.

Bass René Pape reprises his tremendous portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the 2021–22 Live in HD season. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people, as well as the title ruler himself.