December 14, 2012

Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Teatro Real, Madrid
Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Intermezzo Chorus
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor

CAST: Günther Groissböck (Boris Godunov); Stefan Margita (Shuysky); Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Mrina); Dmitri Ulyanov (Pimen); Alexandra Kadurina (Fyodor); Alina Yarovaya (Xenia); Yuri Nechaev (Shchelkalov); Michael König (Grigory) 

Deeply rooted in his country's colorful history, Mussorgsky's epic may be the most famous of all Russian operas. Austrian bass Günther Groissböck sings the tormented title character, in a lush production from the historic Teatro Real, or Royal Theater, in Madrid.