Great Performances at the Met

Boris Godunov

Season 16, Episode 1 of 7

Bass Rene Pape, the world's reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky's masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version, which runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission. Stephen Wadsworth's affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.

Previously Aired

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Time
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3/5/2022
10 p.m.
3/6/2022
2 a.m.
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