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- Condoleezza Rice in USA Today
The greatest opera of all time,said Rice, a scholar of Russian history and language. "If you love Russia, you have to love Godunov."
- Declan Donnellan in New York Times
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.
- Peter Sellars in guardian.co.uk
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...