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René Pape, king of the opera world's basses, talks to AMANDA?HOLLOWAY about the challenges of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.

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Photographed in Dresden by Johannes Ifkovits
Grooming by Evelyn Rillé
© Johannes Ifkovits 2010
German bass René Pape was born to play a god or a king. Well over six feet tall, with powerful shoulders and a broad, handsome face, he strides into the upmarket restaurant opposite La Scala between p...

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