“In opera, voice is everything.” [New York Times]
So, how quickly can you find the canard (a little one, not much more than a duckling, really) in this account of David Pountney‘s planned new Ring cycle in Chicago?
“The immediate subject was a Boris Godunov, described to me, in which allegedly Boris could have been Joseph Stalin at his cruelest. This despite the fact that Mussorgsky’s music and the text describe a Czar of almost infinite kindness, consumed by guilt for his means of coming to the throne. The description I read of this Boris, which I have not seen…” [OperaSleuth]