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Mariinsky magic: 19 stunning images of Saint Petersburg's legendary theatre
Among the world premieres given at the Mariinsky was Mussorgsky's 'Boris Godunov' in 1874. The premiere established traditions that have influenced subsequent productions including historically accurate sets and costumes, and histrionic singing by Boris, which often degenerates into shouting.