Musical Psychoanalysis: Mussorgsky's 'Boris Godunov'

THE INTRO





THE HIT SINGLE: Clock Scene

At the end of Act 2, in the famous Clock Scene, Boris (bass Matti Salminen) is haunted by visions of the murdered, 10-year-old prince, Dmitri.





THE B SIDE: Love Duet ("Oh, Tsarevich …”)

In Act Three, the relationship between Grigory and Marina (tenor Jyrki Anttila and mezzo-soprano Niina Keitel) is decidedly self-serving, for both characters, yet it does result in one of the opera's few tender moments.