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

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