The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov in Concert
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Famed for their annual Nutcracker, the acclaimed Rockville Civic Ballet's latest production boasts a trio of dances. The Last Duchess is inspired by an intriguing Robert Browning poem, in which a duke shows off a portrait of his wanton wife, insinuating that he's gotten rid of her for good. Also on the program are the works Saturday Night Social, a fun and entertaining romp set to Aaron Copland's Rodeo, and Danse D'Enesco, a folk dance-influenced piece that's described as bright and fast-moving. Learn More
Conducted by Pavel Smelkov, the company sings a one-night-only concert version of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, which combines one of the great bass roles in the operatic repertory with thunderous choral movements of unprecedented power. Chronicling the rise and fall of the notorious Tsar, this is an epic tale of religious revolution, mysterious imposters, and murderous deception. Last performed here by the Mariinsky in January 2005, the “fierce, monolithic power” of the score displayed “prismatic shades of orchestral color and an unflagging energy in Gergiev’s delivery,” according to The Washington Post.
*PRINCIPAL CASTING *:
Boris Godunov: Evgeny Nikitin
Pimen: Mikhail Petrenko
Pretender Dimitri: Sergey Skorokhodov
Prince Shuisky: Evgeny Akimov
Shelkalov: Alexey Markov
Fool: Dmitri Voropaev
Varlaam: Alexei Tanovitsky
Misail: Andrey Popov
Hostess of the Inn: Elena Vitman
Ksenia: Irina Mataeva
Boyar: Edem Umerov
Fedor: Zlata Bulycheva
Policeman: Fedor Kuznetsov
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