Tag Archives: Boris Godunov

Boris Christoff

Boris Christoff (1914-93) was one of the greatest dramatic basses since the start of the recording age. His unique sound and searing intensity brooks only one comparison – to Feodor Chaliapin. Christoff sang at all of the world’s great opera houses, save one. The Bulgarian bass was engaged by Rudolf Bing to sing King Philip II in…


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Opera and Politics Seminar

Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization at Texas Tech University and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University Dates: 10/6 & 10/13/2014 Day: Mondays, 5:30-7pm $30 for OLLIs Location: Garden & Arts Center at 44th St & University Ave Great art forms can speak profoundly to perennial issues of…


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Boris Godunov in HD

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov was telecast around the world Saturday October 23. This production has a complicated history. The German director Peter Stein was originally engaged to make his Met debut as its director. But he quit in a snit supposedly because the US government had engulfed his visa application…


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