Search - Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Nesterenko, Sinyavskaya, Piavko, Kudryashov, Vedernikov, Eizen, Lazarev, Bolshoi Opera on DVD


Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Nesterenko, Sinyavskaya, Piavko, Kudryashov, Vedernikov, Eizen, Lazarev, Bolshoi Opera
Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov / Nesterenko Sinyavskaya Piavko Kudryashov Vedernikov Eizen Lazarev Bolshoi Opera
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     2hr 45min

Boris Godunov is the quintessential Russian opera and brings to the stage one of the most curious episodes in the history of 16th-century Russia. After Mussorgsky's death in 1881, the work was revised by Rimsky-Korsakov wh...  more »

     
?

Larger Image

Movie Details

Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classical
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/22/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Russian

Similar Movies


Similarly Requested DVDs

Farscape - Season 1 Collection 1
Starburst Edition
Directors: Geoff Bennett, Ian Watson, Tony Tilse
   NR   2004   0hr 50min
   
Cavite
Directors: Ian Gamazon, Neill Dela Llana
4
   NR   2006   1hr 20min
   
Fay Grim
   UR   2007   1hr 58min
   
Midnight Eagle
2
   UR   2008   2hr 13min
   
The Fountain
Widescreen Edition
Director: Darren Aronofsky
   PG-13   2007   1hr 36min
   
Sunshine
Director: Danny Boyle
   R   2008   1hr 47min
   
The Final Inquiry
Director: Giulio Base
   PG-13   2008   1hr 52min
   
Sin City
   R   2005   2hr 4min
   
Silk
Director: François Girard
   R   2008   1hr 47min
   
Transsiberian
   R   2008   1hr 51min
   
 

Movie Reviews

Improved Audio and Video Quality
Ben Franklin | USA | 05/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is essentially the same production as the other Kultur DVD of Boris, but made at a Bolshoi performance about 8 or 9 years later. I think it is preferable to the earlier version because of clearer visual and sound quality. The jackets of the 2 DVDs give 181 and 165 minutes as the respective timings, but my equipment says 175 and 170. The main reason that the earlier one is longer is the more extended curtain calls.

Evgeny Nesterenko and Vlasislav Piavko repeat their performances of Boris and the pretender, Dimitri, with not that much difference between the two versions. However, the intervening years seems to have dulled the edge in the vocal performance of Arthur Eizen's Varlaam. The other performers are different but quite comparable in the 2 versions. Costumes and scenery are basically the same. Alexander Lazarev conducts a bit snappier performance in the newer version than Boris Khaikin."
Boris Godunov Opera
Arthur G. Cullati | 01/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Bolshoi Opera produced an absolutely superb performance.
Nesterenko was compelling in his presentation of Boris. The development of his character was very moving. He was presented as a real person. Consistent with history, it is really unknown if Boris orchestrated the death of the tsarvich Dimitri. Eizen as the indolent holyman, Varlaam was very humerous, and his aria, "Kack vo gorode beelo vo Kazani" was wonderful. The love duet between Marina and Piavko was romantic, though filled with deception.
I would unequivocally recommend this CD."