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  • Richard Taruskin


Romantic opera in four acts by Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky to his own libretto after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poem (‘preserving many of his verses’); St Petersburg, Circus Theatre, 4/16 May 1856.

The outstanding Russian opera of the 1850s, its status as a standard repertory piece in its homeland dates from the Mariinsky Theatre revival of ...

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