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MTT Conducts Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov: A Semi-Staged Event

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San Francisco Symphony

Stanislav Trofimov

Bass (Boris Godunov)

Sergei Skorokhodov

Tenor (Grigory)

Vyacheslav Pochapsky

Bass (Varlaam)

Stanislav Mostovoy

Tenor (Holy Fool)

Jennifer Zetlan

Soprano (Xenia)

Silvie Jensen

Mezzo-soprano (Nurse)

Yevgeny Akimov

Tenor (Prince Shuisky)

Aleksey Bogdanov

Baritone (Andrei Shchelkalov)

Ben Jones

Tenor (Missail)

Catherine Cook

Mezzo-soprano (Innkeeper)

Philip Skinner

Bass (Nikititsch)

Elliott Encarnación

Tenor (Boyar in Attendance)

Jonathan Thomas

Baritone (Lavitsky)

Matthew Peterson

Baritone (Chernikovsky)

Christopher Bordenave

Choreographer, Actor/Dancer

Charissa Kroeger


Sasha Rivero


Judson Emery


Jobel Medina


James Darrah


Pablo Santiago

Lighting Design

Adam Larsen

Video Design

Emily Anne MacDonald

Scenic & Costume Design

Cameron Jaye Mock

Scenic & Costume Design

Eliza Bonet

Mezzo-soprano (Fyodor)

Austyn Rich


Hana S. Kim

Associate Video Design


Boris Godunov [Semi-Staged] (1869 Original Version)



Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:00PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:00PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 5:00PM

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Event Description

Michael Tilson Thomas leads an internationally renowned cast in Mussorgsky's opera. Inspired by Pushkin's Shakespearean tragedy, the work follows the rise and fall of the 16th-century Tsar Boris Godunov in a story underpinned by ambition, power, and betrayal. Don't miss this semi-staged event with original video projections, costumes, scenery, and lighting design that combine to bring Mussorgsky's original orchestration to life.

Read the synopsis here

Supported by The Barbro and Bernard Osher Staged Production Fund


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