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Sat, Sep. 16, 2023, 6.00 pm - 9.15 pm | Main Stage Premiere

Modest P. Mussorgski

Boris Godunov

Introduction at 5.20 pm

The years between the death of Ivan the Terrible and the ascension of the Romanov family to the throne are known in Russia as the “Time of Troubles”. During this time, Boris Godunov strives to gain power with an iron determination. However, the ghosts of the past catch up with him and he dies a madman, abandoned and betrayed by everyone. In the meantime, the country sinks ever deeper into corruption, putsches and intrigue. A new “Time of Troubles” dawned during Modest Mussorgsky’s lifetime: the old order faltered and could not survive, everyone felt it. During a period of political upheaval and shaken by dramatic developments in his private life, Mussorgsky created a work about the arrogance of power and the eroticism of betrayal – as contradictory and fascinating as his personality itself.

Director: Frank Castorf
Sets: Aleksandar Denic
Costumes: Adriana Braga Peretzki
Lighting: Rainer Casper
Video: Andreas Deinert, Severin Renke, Jens Crull
Dramaturgy: Patric Seibert

In Russian with German and English surtitles
Supported by the Foundation for the Support of the Hamburg State Opera

Venue: Main Stage, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 8,00 EUR to 195,00 EUR

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