on 11 February 2013
Boris Godunov is one of my favorite operas. Ghiaurov was a great successor to Christoff. Fortunately, Vishnevskaya is less shouty and squally than she was in later years (as in Britten's War Requiem), and what a treat to hear Talvela in his earlier years. It goes without saying that Karajan's conducting is excellent and that the DG recording is one of the best.