Notes & Reviews:
Questions of editions and orchestration aside, Modest Mussorgsky's penetrating, powerful and potent four-act Boris Godunov, arguably the greatest Russian opera of the 19th c., requires no less than a figure of towering stature to portray this late 16th - early 17th c. Russian Czar. This 1958 Covent Garden performance led by Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik, in his last year as the Royal Opera House music director, has such a figure in Boris Christoff, a bass of considerable vocal and acting talent. Josephine Veasey, Geraint Evans and Regina Resnik, among other cast members, prove no less formidable.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Covent Garden, London (12/06/1958).
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Works DetailsMussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
- Performers: David Allan (Voice); David Allan (Voice); Forbes Robinson (Bass); Forbes Robinson (Bass)
- Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
- Notes: Composition written: 1868-74.
- Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1868-1874