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Opera

Mariinsky’s Boris Godunov - a revelation

Plus: its Betrothal in a Monastery at the Wales Millennium Centre was flawless

8 November 2014

9:00 AM

8 November 2014

9:00 AM

Boris Godunov

Mariinsky Opera, Barbican

Betrothal in a Monastery

Mariinsky Opera, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Anyone who thinks opera singers and orchestral players are overworked should spare a thought for the Mariinsky Opera on its trek round England and Wales this week. After Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery in Cardiff on Sunday, the whole caravan rolled up at the Barbican in the shorter — but not exactly lightweight — first version of Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov.

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