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from Act II of the Russian opera Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
Libretto: Modest Mussorgsky

Role: An Old Nurse, the caretaker for the children of Boris Godunov
Voice Part: contralto
Setting: a room in the Tsar's chambers in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, 1603
Synopsis: The Nurse sings a song about a gnat that is killed by a marauding dragonfly. She sings the song to cheer up Xenia, whose fiance has recently died. It doesn't really make her feel any better though.
Range: Tessitura:
B3 - F#/Gb5D#/Eb4 - C#/Db5
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