Tsar Boris Feodorovich Godunov (c. 1551 – 1605)
A Feast of Early Music With Opera as the Entree
By ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 18 June 05]
BOSTON, June 17 – For fans and performers of early music, this city is paradise for a week every other June, when the Boston Early Music Festival sets up its combination concert marathon and trade show. The festival offers performances every night between 5 and midnight. The centerpiece is always a lavishly produced Baroque opera – this year’s is Johann Mattheson’s long-lost “Boris Goudenow” – but concerts by imported ensembles and soloists, and by the festival’s period instrument orchestra, are also a strong draw.
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