Yevgeny Mironov as opera singer-cum-swindler-cum-gigolo Boris Bouretze is convincing, interesting and complex as ever. ... His last scene – the meeting with Shakhov – is stunning and unforgettable. ... Mironov as producer and artistic director is largely to be credited for attracting top acting talent to the project.
Galina Petrenko
Yevgeny Mironov Website Exclusive, 2011

[The series boasts] a slew of marvelous performances from the likes of Aleksei Serebryakov, Pyotr Fyodorov and Yevgeny Mironov.
Viktor Toporov
Courtesy of, 2011

Mariya Aronova and Yevgeny Mironov ... make an absolutely glorious team.
Arina Borodina
Kommersant, 2011

For all that he looks nothing like [Galina Brezhnev's] lover Bouretze, Yevgeny Mironov is remarkably effective and believable as the artistic and adventurous Gypsy Baron.
Zhanna Onoprienko
Literaturnaya gazeta, 2011

Mironov had a blast playing the glamorous oddball of a bygone era, and you can feel his joy coming off the screen. ... Boris the l'homme fatal may be a far cry from the genteel Mironov, but the actor does a fine job conveying the character's fabulous flair.
Sergei Palchikovsky
Pervaya Krymskaya gazeta, 2011

Zhenya Mironov is wonderful here. ... I agree with those that mention Aronova and Mironov's superb performance. They're a brilliant team, they've really found each other. They've got to work together onstage.
Kseniya Larina
Courtesy of, 2011

[Translated by Vlada Chernomordik for the Yevgeny Mironov Official Website]