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24/01/1874 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres

Modest Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" was composed between 1868 and 1873 in Saint Petersburg and was premiered in Mariinsky Theatre. It is Mussorgsky's only completed opera and is considered his masterpiece. Its subjects are the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar during the Time of Troubles, and his nemesis, the False Dmitriy.