The Metropolitan Opera performs a revelatory, original Boris Godunov
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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