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Fear and Loathing at the Met: Rene Pape as Boris Gudonov

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Opera goers fled the Metropolitan Opera House after a challenging four hour encounter with Boris Gudonov on Friday. But this human drama still nicely shows that, almost two centuries later, the hubris parade plods on.

Make Nice or I Quit!

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ivan Katz

When Peter Stein and the Metropolitan Opera attempted to flesh out the back story behind Stein's withdrawal from a new production of Boris Godunov, the formerly mysterious story became utterly incomprehensible.