Ismailov, Boris

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(Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District). Bass. A merchant, whose son, Zinovy, is married to Katerina. Boris wants her for himself and when he discovers she is having an affair with one of the servants, Katerina kills him by putting rat‐poison in mushrooms, his favourite food. Created (1934) by Georgy Orlov.

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