from Prologue, Scene 2 of the Russian opera Boris Godunov
by Modest Mussorgsky
Libretto: Modest Mussorgsky
Role: Boris Godunov
, current Tsar of Russia, father of Fyodor and Xenia
Voice Part: bass Fach: dramatic bass
Setting: the courtyard in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, 1598
Synopsis: After being crowned Tsar of Russia, Boris Godunov offers a sincere prayer to the former tsars to ask for wisdom and good judgement as he begins his reign.