Premiered on October 16, 1948.

Sung in Russian.
Presented with three intervals.
Running time: 4 hours.

Libretto by Modest Mussorgsky,
based on Alexander Pushkin’s play of the same name
Version and orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Orchestration of “At St. Basil Cathedral” scene by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

1948 production
Music Director: Nikolai Golovanov
Stage Director: Leonid Baratov
Designer: Fyodor Fedorovsky
Choreographer: Leonid Lavrovsky

2011 revival
Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky, Pavel Sorokin
Director: Igor Ushakov
Designer of scenery revival: Alyona Pikalova
Designer of costumes revival: Elena Zaytseva
Choreography revival: Ekaterina Mironova
Lighting Designer: Sergei Shevchenko
Chorus Master: Valery Borisov

A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Mikhail Kazakov as Boris Godunov.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Vladimir Matorin as Boris Godunov.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Vladimir Matorin as Varlaam.
Tatiana Erastova as Innkeeper.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Oleg Kulko as Pretender.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Alexandra Kadurina as Fyodor.
Nina Minasyan as Xenia.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Maxim Paster as Shuisky.
Mikhail Kazakov as Boris Godunov.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Paata Burchuladze as Boris Godunov.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Svetlana Shilova as Marina Mnishek.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Stanislav Mostovoy as Simpleton.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
A scene from the performance.
Vsevolod Grivnov as Pretender.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
Ferruccio Furlanetto as Boris Godunov.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Alexandra Kadurina as Fyodor.
Dmitry Beloselsky as Boris Godunov.
Mikhail Gubsky as Shuisky.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.