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2b. Tuba mirum - 2c. Mors Stupebit
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"O Isis und Osiris"
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Boris Godunov, Scene Two: Kak vo górode bylo vo Kazáne (Varlaam)
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Boris Godunov, Scene Three!: Lyéytes, lyéytes slyózy górkiye (Simpleton)
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Boris Godunov, ACT TWO: Dostig ya vyshey vlásti (Boris)

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Martti Talvela had a Wagnerian bass voice of uncommon power and richness. He was noted for his expressive legato singing, and exceptional focus of tone. He also dominated the operatic stage by his sheer size: He was an immense man, standing 6 foot eight and weighing around 300 pounds. This suited him well for the most commanding roles in opera, such as Fasolt the Giant in Wagner's "Das Rheingold" and Hagen in "GštterdŠmmerung," Musorgsky's Boris Godunov, Sarastro in Mozart's "Th... Read more

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