Year 10 student, Ben Knight, successfully auditioned for the role of Fyodor in Richard Jones’ production of Boris Godunov. The opera starred Bryn Terfel as Boris and was conducted by Antonio Pappano. Ben was commended for his professionalism by his fellow singers and his hard work during rehearsals was evident from the positive reviews following the opening night:
‘…outstandingly mature performance of young Ben Knight as Boris’s son Fyodor’ – WhatsOnStage
‘…clings to his son Fyodor (sung forthrightly by Ben Knight)’ – The Guardian
‘Ben Knight from Tiffin School sings beautifully and is deeply touching as Boris’s son’ – The Telegraph
‘…and a nod to the future in the outstandingly mature performance of young Ben Knight as Boris’s son Fyodor. A role that’s often taken by a woman packs an especial punch here thanks to the teenager’s touching vocal and dramatic strengths.’ – The Stage
The production runs until the 5th April and will also be show live at cinemas on Monday 21st March and on Easter Sunday.