Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov
Figure my first major opera in Moscow should be Mussorgsky‘s Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi.
The Bolshoi Theater is being reconstructed (it was supposed to be finished already, but corruption intervened, and they had to rip out the badly-reconstructed theater and start over, so now it won’t be done until late 2011 if then), so the performance was on the New Bolshoi Stage next door. I’m told the Bolshoi is not what it once was and there are better opera companies in Moscow, which I will need to explore. And while tonight was not actually that special, at least now it’s official.