Boris becomes Tsar amid social and political turmoil, and accused of murdering the ture heir. Unsurprisingly his guilt conscience is hard to live with, and leads him to despair, madness and death.

Musorgsky’s score is flavoured with Russian folk music and stirring national hyms.

Boris Godunov is performed by the Bolshoi ballet.

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