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Boris Godunov

Author: Andreĭ Arsenʹevich TarkovskiĭStephen LawlessHumphrey BurtonDavid Lloyd-JonesRobert LloydAll authors
Publisher: [London] : Philips ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Universal Music Group, ©2002, 1990.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : RussianView all editions and formats
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Set at the start of the 17th century, the story concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov, who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to him by the Pretender Dmitri. The opera is based on Pushkin's historical tragedy of the same name and Karamzin's History of the Russian state.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Televised performances
Television musicals
Television adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Boris Fyodorovich Godunov, Czar of Russia; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Boris Godounov, tsar de Russie; Boris Fyodorovich Godunov, Czar of Russia
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
Music Type: Operas
All Authors / Contributors: Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ; Stephen Lawless; Humphrey Burton; David Lloyd-Jones; Robert Lloyd; Olʹga Borodina; Alekseĭ Stebli︠a︡nko; Sergeĭ Leĭferkus; Valeriĭ Gergiev; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin; Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Karamzin; Leningradskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr opery i baleta imeni S.M. Kirova.; Royal Opera House (London, England); Mariinskiĭ teatr (1991- ); Virgin Broadcasting.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Decca Record Company.; Philips (Sound recording label); Universal Music Group.; Barclays Bank.
OCLC Number: 50105302
Language Note: Sung in Russian; optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.
Notes: In-container guide includes program notes by Irina Brown and John Warrack, and synopsis in English, French and German (47 p.).
Performed in the ed. by David Lloyd-Jones, published by Oxford University Press.
Opera in 4 acts with a prologue.
Credits: Sets and costumes designed by Nicholas Dvigoubsky ; choreographer, Romayne Grigorova.
Performer(s): Robert Lloyd, Olga Borodina, Alexei Steblianko, Sergei Leiferkus ; supporting singers ; Orchestra and Chorus of the Kirov Opera ; conductor, Valery Gergiev.
Event notes: "The complete 1872 version, filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1990"--Container.
Description: 2 videodiscs (221 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in. + guide (22 pages)
Details: DVD ; NTSC, all regions ; dts 5.1 surround sound or Linear PCM stereo.
Contents: Disc 1: Prologue --
Act 1 --
Act 2 ; Disc 2: Act 3 --
Act 4.
Responsibility: music and libretto by Modest Mussorgsky, after Pushkin ; the Royal Opera House production by Andrei Tarkovsky ; presented in association with the Kirov Opera and Barclays Bank ; a Virgin Broadcasting/BBC TV/Royal Opera House co-production in association with the Decca Record Company Limited and St. Petersburg Television ; Director, Stephen Lawless ; director for television, Humphrey Burton.

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Set at the start of the 17th century, the story concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov, who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to him by the Pretender Dmitri. The opera is based on Pushkin's historical tragedy of the same name and Karamzin's History of the Russian state.

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