Boris Godney

Sunday, November 28, 2010 02:30 PM

Hawera Cinema 2

Expected running time 5 hours 30 minutes.

René Pape takes on one of the greatest bass roles in a production by renowned theater and opera director Peter Stein, in his Met debut. Valery Gergiev conducts Mussorgsky’s epic spectacle that captures the suffering and ambition of a nation. “Boris Godunov is a masterpiece,” Stein says. “The challenge is to transmit the enormous emotional depth of the whole thing. Boris is the czar, but he is expressing a problem we all have: the consequences of human actions.” Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, and Ekaterina Semenchuk lead the huge castepic spectacle  that captures the suffering and ambition of a nation.

Venue: Hawera Cinema 2