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(Musorgsky: Boris Godunov). Bass. An old monk and chronicler who has given up a life of power, preferring the peace of the monastery. In answer to questions from his novice, Grigori, Pimen recalls the murder of the Tsarevich Dimitri, son of Ivan the Terrible and brother of the dead Tsar Fyodor, and tells how, had he still been alive, Dimitri would have been the same age as Grigori. Created (1874) by Vladimir Vasiliyev

Subjects: Opera.

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