Nano-opera: Boris Godunov

16th century Tsar Boris proves he is Russian by wallowing in guilt for three hours until finally dying of guilt. Librettist proves he is Russian by giving long list of characters long names but very little to do. Composer proves he is Russian by giving long list of instruments very little to do but sound colorful.

But who cares about any of this when Samuel Ramey is singing?

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    • ducklein
    • Jul 10th. 2010 1:30pm

    That used to be true. Poor Sammy has become a wobble factory. I adored him in the 80s.

    • Erin Vang
    • Jul 15th. 2010 10:56am

    Yeah, true; me, too. His singing isn't what it used to be, but the magnificence of his instrument is still in evidence.

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