Our quick introduction to Musorgsky’s masterful epic opera on the perils of power.
News and features regarding ‘Boris Godunov by Richard Jones’
- 25 February 2016
- 22 February 2016
Beset by personal demons, Musorgsky only finished one opera in his life, but the nuggets of those that he abandoned offer a tantalizing glimpse of what could have been.
- 19 November 2015
Composers have long experimented with different ways of giving a sense of community, often using the chorus to highly dramatic effect.
- 29 October 2015
Death finds an entirely new expression in Georg Friedrich Haas’s new opera Morgen und Abend.
- 22 April 2015
Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.