Opera "Boris Godunov" at Bolshoi Theatre (Online)
Welcome to Bolshoi Theatre online!
You are invited to enjoy great performance at Moscow Bolshoi Theatre, which is an important part of Russian cultural heritage. Video stream starts at Bolshoi's YouTube channel at 18: Protected content Moscow time).
About the opera:
Ever since Fyodor Chaliapin’s triumphant appearance in the role at the Paris Opera, Boris Godunov is considered by Russian and world audiences to be the chief personage of Russian opera. For the whole world today Mussorgsky’s opera is a key work on the abstract nature of power in general, with no need for concrete historical associations or the literal reproduction of realia.
Mussorgsky’s music, with its impetuous boldness, tangible back-to-the-soil solidity and incisive characterization, is of itself sufficient explanation for the tenacity of life of Boris Godunov.
Nowadays this opera remains one of the symbols of Russian music and Russian.
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