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15432 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
Parking is too expensive for this venue. Better - Metro and shuttle. even if you have to leave earlier since the Metro is so unreliable these days.
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35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
The weather was getting cold! but the shuttle took care of that problem!. I wore dressy - not formal. Many people were dressed up festive etc. .
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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.


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