More info about the opera, including two reviews, one by Virgil Thompson:
Moussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov,” which opened the fifty-ninth season (or “Diamond Jubilee” year) of opera at the Metropolitan Opera House last night, is an ideal work for such an occasion. Like “Aida,” it is more a pageant than a play; also, like that other dependable opener of seasons, it is musically beautiful all over. One can come in late or leave early, or get stuck outside for a scene, without losing anything important to the continuity. One misses some good music, but there is always plenty more of that.
can be found here: http://archives.metoperafamily.org/archives/frame.htm
A nice (although we take issue with: “…his career had become something of a joke”) little article on the Smithsonian.com website, from 11/2005, here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/night-at-the-opera.html?c=y&page=1
Coming soon: The Weegee Opera!!!
To be continued…