Boris Godunov (Russian: Борис Годунов) is an opera by Modest Mussorgsky ( –). It was The composer wrote the words (the libretto) himself. It was . operas by Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky (including Boris Godunov) and the .. Korsakov’s opinion, the opera was composed without genuine libretto and. BorisGodunov has had a chequered performance history and Professor Laurel E Fay, in an illuminating musical analysis, points out that the interpretation of the.

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Cui betrayed Mussorgsky in a notoriously scathing review of the premiere performance:. It seems they passed us by. Shuisky manages to persuade him to sit down on his throne. Men Let us do some breathing — then we’ll do some praying. I have come with these worthy old men, I’m on my way home now. Boris insults him, accusing him of conspiring with Pushkin, an ancestor of the poet.

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Shuiski Almighty Lord and Tsar! Mussorgsky made lots of changes, including adding a whole new act with Dimitry in love with a Polish princess. Tempestuous music accompanies the entry of a crowd of vagabonds who have captured the boyar Khrushchov. Nikitich the police officer orders the assembled people to kneel.

Walk your feet off. Yes, yes — twelve years ago. For all their misfortunes they curse my very name — curse and despise it!

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The simpleton cries and when Boris enters the simpleton runs up to him and asks him to murder those boys the way he once murdered the young Tsarevich. I’ll awake my noble countrymen, and with dreams of gold and booty I will lure their greedy hearts!


Everybody seems so stingy — fond of money. Chorus Long may he live. You had promised to love me — my heart is aching — I am yours — forever! After his departure, pilgrims arrive with images of saints and amulets.

He was almost certainly murdered, and Boris Godunov, who wanted to become tsar himself, had probably ordered him to be murdered for the sake englishh the opera, Mussorgsky assumes that he was indeed guilty of his murder. Grigoriy brandishes a dagger, and leaps out of the window.

Shuiski May the Heaven’s blessing be with you! Help, Father — Lord in the skies above. Everyone in Ughch had seen the body: A meeting is arranged in the garden.

The Tsar orders you to arrest this man. With a shovel and a spade to the Gnat he offered aid. Rangoni To me who comes from the Lord entrust your soul — and surrender. Everyone will point a mocking finger at you, and deride you!

Xenia Oh, no — no — Mamushka! All the noble counts and princes with their wealth and power can’t relieve this frightful godynov. The Simpleton remains all alone.

The work is done, entrusted to this sinner by God, the Lord.

But— if you cheat me now, and lie to godinov, I shall devise a punishment, so devilish that Tsar Ivan himself would tremble in his grave with horror. Boris Go — go! The Nurse tries to comfort her.

You don’t see my sorrow — You don’t hear my crying — Why did you leave me? Fyodor Do not cry, I implore you, Xenia, my darling. Long live Tsar Boris. Engllsh Simpleton Moon is shining — a kitten whining — get up, you stupid fool, pray to God above you, ask that He should love you, praise Lord Jesus!


This rejection proved very beneficial to Boris. Grigori Drink — but don’t forget who you libretto, my friend Varlaam! Do not trust the Boyars and their words, they’re liars!

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Musicologist Gerald Abraham wrote:. Basil’s Scene to its former location creates englisu problem of duplicate episodes, which can be partially solved by cuts. He went there and prayed. After the premiere of Boris Godunovinfluential critic Herman Laroche wrote:. Shostakovich confined himself largely to reorchestrating the opera, and was more respectful of the composer’s unique melodic and harmonic style. Chorus Some have seen him in the Kromy woods. After some arguments, the boyars agree “Well, let’s put it to a vote, boyars”in a powerful chorus, that englidh Pretender and his sympathizers should be executed.

For tears I begged that might console me — I am betrayed, the nobles hate me — open revolt is rife in Lithuania — hungry crowds.

His corpse be fastened to the pole of shame!