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Boris Godunov Digital Programme


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Invention of Russian History

Catherine Merridale explores the history of Russia and the world of the real Boris Godunov

Exclusive Film: An introduction to the music of Boris Godunov

Conductor Antonio Pappano and bass-baritone Bryn Terfel discuss the foreboding music that reflects the troubled Boris's state of mind

Exclusive Film: Bryn Terfel talks to Antonio Pappano

Bryn Terfel talks to Antonio Pappano about his many roles and the challenges of learning to sing in Russian

Exclusive Film: Antonio Pappano and Bryn Terfel – the lyrical side of Boris Godunov

Bryn Terfel talks to Antonio Pappano about the lyrical aspects of singing the role of Boris Godunov


Production team, Conductor and Principal singers for this Season's performances