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

New Zealand Herald

“A towering achievement!”

The Dominion Post

“This production could grace any stage in the world” 

Manuwatu Evenening Standard

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

Sunday Star Times

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

Wanganui Chronicle

“Landmark in opera history”

Capital Times

“Polished to perfection” 

National Business review

Boris Godunov

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.

2003 / OPERA