Boris Christoff

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    Boris Godunov (2002 Remastered Version), Scene Two: Zvon! Pogrebál'ny zvon! (Boris/People/Fyodor/Church choir/Boyars)Boris Christoff
    The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (1992 Remastered Version): Prince Yuri's Aria: 'O vain illusion of glory and grandeur' (Act 3)Boris Christoff
    Khovanshchina (2007 Remastered Version): Dositheus' Aria: 'Here on this spot' (Act 5)Boris Christoff
    Prince Igor (2007 Remastered Version): Prince Galitsky's Aria (Act 1): I hate a dreary lifeBoris Christoff
    Softly the spirit flew up to heaven (2007 Remastered Version)Boris Christoff


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        Boris Kirilov Christoff was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on May 18, 1914. Educated as a lawyer, he was heard by Bulgaria's King Boris while singing in the famous Gusla Choir. The King granted a scholarship to allow him to travel to Rome for voice studies. There, Christoff's teacher was Riccardo Stracciari. He then traveled to Salzburg for further studies. At the end of World War II, after spending time in a Nazi labor camp, he was a refugee. He traveled again to Rome, where he mad... Read more

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