New Zealand Opera

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.

Musik: M. Mussorgsky

Dirigent: N. Braithwaite

Scenografi: G. Cradle

Koreografi: P. Sörling

Regi: M. Richardson

Wellington och Auckland, New Zealand

“Godunov more than good enough. The whole production deserves lavish praise.”

Wanganui Chronicle

“Polished to perfection”  National Business review

“This production could grace any stage in the world”

Manuwatu Evenening Standard




Timmar lång

“If you miss it you´re missing history- not of Russia but of Auckland Theatre” New Zealand Herald


“Landmark in opera history” Capital Times

A Stark Russian triumph! This is opera as you probably never seen it before; do not miss it.” Sunday Star Times

Principals: Vladimir Matorin, Grant Dickson, Richard Greager, Roger Wilson, Simon O´Neill, Judd Arthur with the NZSO and New Zealand Opera Chorus


M. Richardson