Boris Godunov

Even before the Met's new production of Mussorgsky's brooding masterpiece got underway, it encountered trouble in the form of a defecting director, Peter Stein. The capable and imaginative Stephen Wadsworth has taken up the reins, but the real lures remain the estimable young German bass Renรฉ Pape in the title role and Valery Gergiev on the podium.