By Robert Levine for Bachtrack
“The character of the Holy Fool, hauntingly sung and acted here by Miles Mykkanen, clearly represents Boris’ conscience, and Wadsworth fascinatingly has him confronting the Tsar-to-be on an empty stage before a note of music is played. Boris recoils from the Fool immediately and takes refuge in the monastery. The Fool appears often – twirling madly when not singing – a constant reminder of Boris’ guilt.”
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