Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

Modest Mussorgsky's masterpiece live at the Opéra Bastille, Paris on June 7th, 2018

Drama History Music
130 min     0     2018     Russia


There are elements of Macbeth in this political fable, in which the ghost of the child that Boris has had killed in order to seize the throne appears as an impostor. Adapting Pushkin's epic poem, Mussorgsky composed a meditation on the solitude of power, a populist drama in which the real protagonist is the Russian people with its burden of eternal suffering. Ivo Van Hove is no stranger to grand political frescos. This is his first production for the Paris Opera.