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Boris Godunov - 3 October 2003 Evening 6.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Semyon Bychkov
Chorus Director Terry Edwards
Concert Master Peter Manning
Cast
Nikitich
a police officer
Brindley Sherratt
Mityukha
a peasant
Adrian Clarke
Andrei Shchelkalov
secretary of the Council of Boyars
Andrey Breus
Prince Vassily Ivanovich Shuisky
a courtier
Hubert Delamboye
Boris Godunov
Tsar of Russia
John Tomlinson
Pimen
a hermit chronicler
Vladimir Vaneev
Grigory Otrepiev
a young monk, who later appears as The Pretender Dmitry
Sergei Larin
Hostess of the Inn Ekaterina Gubanova
Missail
a vagabond monk
Viacheslav Voynarovskiy
Varlaam
a vagabond monk
Vladimir Matorin
Frontier guard Brindley Sherratt
Xenia
Boris's daughter
Ailish Tynan
Fyodor
Boris's son and heir
Tove Dahlberg
Xenia's nurse Frances McCafferty
Boyar in attendance John Bernays
Marina Mniszek
daughter of the Voyevoda of Sandomir
Olga Borodina
Rangoni
a Jesuit in disguise
Sergei Leiferkus
Simpleton Toby Spence
Krushchov
a boyar
John Kerr
Chernikovsky
a Jesuit
John Bernays
Lavitsky
a Jesuit
Christopher Lackner
Boyars, guards, soldiers, officers, Polish nobility, girls of Sandomir, pilgrims, people of Moscow, urchins, vagabonds The Royal Opera Chorus
Extra Chorus
Actors
Dancers
Boys from Trinity Boys' Choir (Croydon)
Children from St Clement Danes School (Drury Lane)
Children from The Place (Euston)
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: Russian
Surtitled by: Peter Kreiss
Durations: Prologue and Acts I and II: 6.33-8.20pm, Acts III and IV: 8.47-10.31pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 3 October 2003 (in Royal Opera House Collections)