godunov godunov  /ˈɡoʊ du nɑv/

Definition(s):

  • (n) czar of Russia (1551-1605)

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  1. "The greatest opera of all time," said Rice, a scholar of Russian history and language. "If you love Russia, you have to love Godunov."
    on May 16, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: USA Today

  2. "I thought 'Boris Godunov' was a 19th-century play with tremendously modern themes and power, a way into examining the legitimacy of Russian rulers and the legitimacy of power," Mr. Donnellan said.
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Declan Donnellan Source: New York Times

  3. "In fact, each of these composers was staking their lives on the biggest issues in the world," says opera producer Peter Sellars. "In Boris Godunov, Mussorgsky is taking on the entire historical destiny of his country. Verdi is questioning...
    on Sep 6, 2006 By: Peter Sellars Source: guardian.co.uk

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