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The Royal Opera House - Boris Godunov

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

Jonathon was cast as an actor in the Royal Opera House's production of Boris Godunov lead by Bryn Terfel. The show ran from 19th June to 3rd July 2019 and was directed by Richard Jones.


© 2019 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda


For Jonathon, the staging involved knife combat cued by the orchestra, five carefully timed blood-pack releases in each show, and a multi-level set.


© 2019 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda



This was Jonathon's first production with the Royal Opera House.


Director Richard Jones depicts the conflict between Boris' public persona and his private guilt through a set in which the murder of the Tsarevitch, Dmitry, is ritually re-enacted in a high vaulted room.


The exceptional production team also included Gerard Jones as Associate Director and Danielle Urbas as Movement Director.






Press reviews:

The Independent ★★★★★

Classical Source ★★★★★

Evening Standard ★★★★

The Stage ★★★★

Arts Desk ★★★★


Check out the reaction to the production here!


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