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Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Nagano, Tsymbalyuk, Sokolik, Nakamura, Grotzinger, Siegel, Eiche [blu-ray]

Mussorgsky / Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Bieito
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 402  
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander TsymbalyukGerhard SiegelEri NakamuraMarkus Eiche,   ... 
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Opera in four parts and seven scenes, First version (1868/1869)
Libretto: Modest Mussorgsky after Alexander Pushkin & Nikolai Karamsins

Stage direction: Calixto Bieito
Set design: Rebecca Ringst
Costume design: Ingo Krügler
Lighting: Michael Bauer
Dramaturgy: Andrea Schönhofer
HD recording: Bavarian State Opera, Munich, February 2013

Child murder, scheming monks and a Tsar lapsing into madness - Modest Mussorgsky spread the
Read more thematic arc wide in his choral opera, which he began to work on from 1868, and with which he attempted to awaken an awareness of his own time through the indirect route of a historic story.

As an artist of the 19th century, he was driven by the psychology of the masses. Thus, in 'Boris Godunov', alongside the hero of the title, the main role is actually taken primarily by the Russian people, rejoicing, starving, demanding and questioning. In conjuction with conductor Kent Nagano, Spanish stage director Calixto Bieito proposes an original reading of this brilliant work. The cast is led by Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Boris), with associates Gerhard Siegel (Schuisky), Markus Eiche (Chelkalov) and Anatoli Kotscherga (Pimen).

"A 'Boris Godunov' to die for...The bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk sings Boris with handsome, lean tone and ably conveys the Czar's mental disintegration'' NEW YORK TIMES

Director: Andy Sommer Length: 139 min.
Picture: NTSC, colour, 16:9
Audio: PCM Stereo, 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: French / English / German
Region: All Region
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Works on This Recording

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Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Baritone), Gerhard Siegel (Tenor), Eri Nakamura (Voice),
Markus Eiche (Baritone), Anatoli Kotscherga (Bass)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

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