A lyric opera in three acts
Words adapted from Pushkin's poem by Tchaikovsky and Shilovsky Music by Tchaikovsky
(sung in Russian)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
(Chorus-Master, Mikhail Shorin )
CONDUCTOR, BORIS KHAIKIN
The action takes place in Russia about 1820
Scene 1: In the garden of Madame Larina's house. Autumn
Scene 2: Tatiana's bedroom. The same night
Scene 3: Another part of the garden. The next day
Madame Larina, widow of a country gentleman:
Her daughters: Tatiana:
Her daughters: Olga:
Vladimir Lensky, a young poet, be trothed to Olga:
Prince Gremin, a retired general:
A topical programme on the arts, literature, and entertainment
Three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest in the world of the various arts: exhibitions, new productions in the theatre, new films and books.
Scene 1: The drawing-room in Madame Larina's house. Winter.
Scene 2: The river bank. Early the following morning
Scene 1: A ballroom in a fashionable house in St. Petersburg. Some years later
Scene 2: A room in Prince Gremin's house.
The next day
(Recording made available by courtesy of Sovctskoe Radio, Moscow)
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