Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov | Erato - The Home of Opera 9029573551

Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov

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Label: Erato - The Home of Opera

Cat No: 9029573551

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 18th May 2018

Contents

Artists

Ruggero Raimondi
Galina Vishnevskaya
Nicolai Gedda
Paul Plishka
Vyacheslav Polozov
Kenneth Riegel
Romuald Tesarowicz
Nikita Strorojev
Misha Raitzin
Mathew Adam Fish
Catherine Dubosc
Mira Kazai
Lajos Miller
The Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
The Oratorio Society of Washington
National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Mstislav Rostropovich

Works

Mussorgsky, Modest

Boris Godunov

Artists

Ruggero Raimondi
Galina Vishnevskaya
Nicolai Gedda
Paul Plishka
Vyacheslav Polozov
Kenneth Riegel
Romuald Tesarowicz
Nikita Strorojev
Misha Raitzin
Mathew Adam Fish
Catherine Dubosc
Mira Kazai
Lajos Miller
The Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
The Oratorio Society of Washington
National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Mstislav Rostropovich

About

This recording of Boris Godunov, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, became the soundtrack of a film by Polish director Andrzej Żuławski. The star of both, charismatic Italian bass Ruggero Raimondi, praised Rostropovich's decision to use Mussorgsky's own version of the score by saying: "I always believe that genius expresses itself with simplicity." Rostropovich's wife, Galina Vishnevskaya sings the Polish princess Marina Mniszek, also providing a cameo as the Hostess. Paul Plishka, an American of Ukrainian heritage, is the solemn Pimen, while veteran tenor Nicola Gedda sings the Simpleton, leaving his erstwhile role of the Pretender (Grigoriy) to the impassioned Vyacheslav Polozov.

Cast:
- Boris Godunov: Ruggero Raimondi
- Grigori/Dimitri: Vyacheslav Polozov
- Pimen: Paul Plishka
- Marina Mniszech: Galina Vishnevskaya
- Rangoni: Nikita Strorojev
- Varlaam: Romuald Tesarowicz
- Misail: Misha Raitzin
- Prince Shuysky: Kenneth Riegel
- Fyodor: Mathew Adam Fish
- Kseniya: Catherine Dubosc
- The Nurse: Mira Kazai
- Andrey Shchelkalov: Lajos Miller
- A Simpleton: Nicolai Gedda

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