The British Council, in partnership with QMI presents Boris Godunov as part of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema. ROH Live Cinema, distributed in Italy by QMI, shows the best of the Royal Opera House productions at the cinemas throughout Italy, but only for one night! You will find the list of the Cinemas showing ROH Live Cinema, on the link below.
In the title role of Boris Godunov, composer Modest Musorgsky created one of the greatest bass-baritone roles in the canon. The psychological acuity with which he depicts the tsar’s power and vulnerability makes great demands on the singer-actor, nowhere more so than in the acclaimed soliloquy ‘I have attained the highest power’. Musorgsky’s subtle handling of different genres results in a particularly crucial role for the chorus as the Russian people, from their manipulation at Boris’s coronation to their credulous enthusiasm for the Pretender. The opera’s highly individualistic approach to drama and declamation, and the towering central role for the title character, have ensured its position as one of the great works in the repertory.
This production of the opera sees Tenor Bryn Terfel in the main role, and baritone John Graham-Hall as Prince Shuisky. Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera House orchestra.
We advise that this production of Boris Godunov is not suitable for children under the age of 12. The opera is sung in Russian with English surtitles
Thanks to the partnership with QMI, we can offer you free tickets to see this production, on a first come first served basis.
How to get the free tickets: click on www.rohalcinema.it, go to "clicca qui", enrol by using code BBCO16ROH20
If you're late to get a free ticket, don't worry! Below you'll find a coupon which allows you to get a discount on the cost of the ticket! Show it at the box office!
Tickets are valid only on the 21st of March | each ticket is valid for one person | possible booking cost not included