Metropolitan Opera Live: Boris Godunov


Film Info
Series:Stage on Screen
Run Time:140 min
Original Language:Russian
Cast/Crew Info
Cast Members:Rene Pape, David Butt Philip, Maxim Paster, Aleksey Bogdanov
Writers:Modest Mussorgsky
Music:Modest Mussorgsky


Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen. 

Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the Live in HD season on October 9, 2021. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.