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