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Boris Godunov

Words: Modest Musorgsky (after Pushkin's 1830 drama and N. M. Karamin's History of the Russian Empireem> (1816-1829))
Music: Modest Musorgsky

Productions

Royal Opera House, 1952

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Royal Opera House
1952
Music Revised and Orchestrated by Nichoasl Rimsky-Korsakov.
English Version: Rosa Newmarch.

Tuesday 30th December 1952
CharacterPlayed By
Nikitich, a police officerRonald Lewis
Mitiukha, a peasantHubert Littlewood
Andrei Schchelkalof, Secretary of the CouncilGeraint Evans
Pimen, a monk and chroniclerNorman Walker
The Pretender, named Grigory,
afterwards the false Dmitri
(a novice in Pimen's cave)
Edgar Evans
Prince Vassili Ivanovich Schuisky,
a courtier
Parry Jones
Boris Godunov, Tsar of RussiaNicola Rossi-Lemeni
The Hostess of the InnEdith Coates
Varlaam, vagabond monkHowell Glynne
Missail, vagabond monkDavid Tree
Feodor, The Tsar's childBarbara Howitt
Xenia, The Tsar's childIris Kells
Xenia's NurseValetta Iacopi
The Boyar in AttendanceEmlyn Jones
Marina Mnishek, a Polish princessConstance Shacklock
The Boyar KhruschofThomas Fletcher
Lavitsky, a JesuitBryan Drake
Chernikofsky, a JesuitRonald Lewis
The SimpletonWilliam Mcalpine
ChildrenKingsland Central School
Trained by Geroge Hurren
ConductorIssay Dobrowen
Chorus MasterDouglas Robinson
Orchestra LeaderCharles Taylor

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