Personalities | Boris Christoff | Contemporary | Classical
Christoff made his debut in Italy in La bohème (1946). He was most famous as Boris Godunov in the Rimsky-Korsakov version of the Mussorgsky opera. He made his US debut in San Francisco in 1956 in the same role. His Verdi roles included Philip II in the Giulini-Visconti Don Carlos at Covent Garden in 1958, and as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra. He recorded Boris Godunov twice, singing all three of the main bass roles.
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