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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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Description

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

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.