Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Met Live in HD presents Boris Godunov in theaters Saturday, October 23

The Met: Live in HD continues its fifth season with Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov in movie theaters worldwide this Saturday, October 23 at 12:00 pm ET. Boris Godunov is an epic spectacle that captures the suffering and ambition of a nation; with René Pape performing one of the greatest bass roles in a new production by Stephen Wadsworth. Valery Gergiev conducts an enormous cast that also includes and Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, and a chorus of 120 singers.

Boris Godunov’s intermission features will include interviews with director Stephen Wadsworth joined by Andrey Popov (Holy Fool) and Mikhail Petrenko (Pimen); Ekaterina Semenchuk (Marina) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Grigori); and Donald Palumbo with chorus members Jean Braham & Rob Maher. Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien will also be interviewed about their appearances in the upcoming The Met Live: in HD presentation of Don Pasquale on November 13.

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