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Great Performances at the Met: Boris Godunov Preview

Preview: Season 49 Episode 17 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between ambition and paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s Russian masterwork in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s production captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself. Met Opera soprano Angel Blue hosts.

Aired: 02/06/22

Rating: NR

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