Russia

About the Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov starring Rene Pape as Boris and conducted by Valery Gergiev, will air on Thirteen’s Great Performances Sunday, February 13 at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Stephen Wadsworth directs the company’s first new production of the opera since 1974.

Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg

About the Program

America’s favorite soprano, Renee Fleming, and Russia’s greatest living baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, travel to St. Petersburg–the “Venice of the North”–where they perform great opera scenes in the magnificent palaces of the Czars in the former capital of Imperial Russia.