Music: Boris at the Bolshoi

Representatives of the Big Four nations found one thing in Moscow last week they could all agree on: never had they seen more splendiferous opera.

It was Russia's most famed, Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov. And it was the first production of it in Moscow in twelve years: it was too expensive, too big and too lavish to produce often, particularly during wartime austerity. But when the Bolshoi Theater a year ago decided to revive it, the Soviet Government didn't spare the rubles. Early last year Producer L. Baratov assembled his huge cast, began lecturing them on the history and customs of the period...

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