Enchantress, The [Charodeyka]
- Richard Taruskin
Opera in four acts by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky to a libretto by Ippolit Vasil’yevich Shpazhinsky after his own eponymous tragedy; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 20 October/1 November 1887.
Tchaikovsky himself conducted the first performance, with Ivan Mel’nikov as Prince Kurlyatev, Mariya Slavina as the Princess, Fyodor Stravinsky as Mamïrov and Emiliya Pavlovskaya as Nastas’ya. A new libretto was prepared by Sergey Gorodetsky for Soviet consumption; in this form the opera was revived at the Kirov Theatre (formerly Mariinsky), Leningrad, on ...