“If you miss it you´re missing history- not of Russia but of Auckland Theatre”
“A towering achievement!”
“This production could grace any stage in the world”
” A Stark Russian triumph! This is opera as you probably never seen it before; do not miss it.”
“Godunov more than good enough. The whole production deserves lavish praise…”
“Landmark in opera history”
“Polished to perfection”
New Zealand opera
Conductor: N. Braithwaite
Director: M: Richardson
Scenography: G. Cradle
Movement director: P. Sörling
Principals: Vladimir Matorin, Grant Dickson, Richard Greager, Roger Wilson, Simon O´Neill, Judd Arthur with the NZSO and New Zealand Opera Chorus
Opera in seven scenes by Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Libretto by the composer, based on the drama by Alexander Pushkin.
An extraordinary portrait of a manipulative tyrant who is himself trapped in the machinery of power. The tyrant’s fall is partly inspired by the composer’s own mental breakdown and alcoholism.