Lecture: Boris Godunov and Dmitry the Pretender: History, Poetry, Opera, Theater


Location: DeBartolo Hall, Room 208

Alyssa Gillespie, associate professor of Russian, University of Notre Dame

A lecture on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s interpretation of Russia’s “Time of Troubles” (late 16th–early 17th centuries) in his play, Boris Godunov, and the play’s later artistic transformations, with a focus on the work as a meditation on the morality of art.

Come learn about Pushkin’s play and Mussorgsky’s opera prior to the Live from the Met HD broadcast in the Browning Cinema (DPAC) on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 31. Both showings will be held at 12 noon.

Tickets to the opera go on sale September 7. Please visit the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center website for ticket information.