from Act IV, Scene 1 (Scene 2 in complete version) of the Russian opera Boris Godunov
by Modest Mussorgsky
Libretto: Modest Mussorgsky
, an old monk and companion of Grigory the Pretender
Voice Part: bass Fach: dramatic bass
Setting: the council room in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, 1605
Synopsis: Pimen tells a story about a blind old shepherd that was told to pray at the tomb of the murdered half-brother of the previous Tsar, Dmitri. When he did so, his sight was restored.