Russian masterpiece is screened at Castle

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A little piece of Russian history will be depicted in an opera to be shown at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough.

Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with their new production of Musorgsky’s historical masterpiece Boris Godunov for the Royal Opera House.

It will be shown from 7.15pm on Monday, March 21.

The originality of the composer’s vision of Pushkin’s play about Tsar Boris Godunov – who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605 – was too much for the management of the Imperial Theatres, who demanded changes that were incorporated in the second version of the opera, in which Boris finally had its premiere in 1874.

Many commentators, nevertheless, prefer the integrity of the original, which makes few concessions to operatic conventions.

Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel’s assumption of the title role – one of the most complex characters in opera.

Tickets can be booked by calling 01933 270 007 or online by visiting www.thecastle.
org.uk.