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Lyod i stal’ (‘Ice and Steel’)locked

  • Laurel Fay

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Opera in four acts by Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov to a libretto by B. A. Lavrenyov; Leningrad, Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, 17 May 1930.

The action takes place at the time of the Kronstadt rebellion in 1921. Counter-revolutionary agents spread anti-Soviet propaganda and succeed in tempting some workers; news of the Kronstadt rebellion, however, banishes any doubts and unites the proletariat. Brigades of workers are created which go to the defence of Soviet power. The opera ends with the assault on the fortress at Kronstadt and its capture by Red Guards....

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