THE MEMORY OF BORIS POKROVSKY WAS PERPETUATED IN MOSCOW
A cross on the grave of the great opera director, founder and director of the Chamber Music Theater, was set up at Novodevichy Cemetery. The tomb monument is made by sculptor Vasily Selivanov. Dozens of people took part in the ceremony, including Boris Pokrovsky's relatives, his students, theater colleagues and admirers of his talent.
"They say that there are no irreplaceable people. No, no, there are irreplaceable people, and Boris Alexandrovich is irreplaceable. Because he was absolutely busy with his business, he adored the theatre, adored the people with whom he worked," says Irina Maslennikova, People's Artist of the RSFSR, widow of Boris Pokrovsky.
Boris Pokrovsky is rightly considered one of the leaders of world culture of the 20th century, who became the founders of the whole national opera. His authority is indisputable for all true music lovers. During his creative life Boris Pokrovsky staged over 200 of them, brought up a whole plethora of students, and wrote many books on the theory and practice of opera direction.