All three operas are based on plays of two of the greatest Russian playwrights, Alexander Pushkin and Anton Chekhov. Many years before Peter Schaffer’s famous play Amadeus exploring a possible rivalry between the official court composer to the Hapsburg Court and the revolutionary upstart who dies at the age of 35, Rimsky-Korsakov too decided to delve into their possible association.
As we exit the COVID pandemic, Cui’s opera follows the Pushkin short story written in 1830 where at a banquet its host taunts Death with a toast: “And so O Plague, we hail thy rain.” Ironically, because of the pandemic interest in the opera has been revived through virtual performances notably in Brazil, Sweden and Russia.
Four Sisters is a comedy loosely based on Chekhov’s play Three Sisters. Sung in English it has been written by Russian-born British composer, Elena Langer, who composed Welsh National Opera’s two recent hits, Figaro gets a Divorce and Rhondda Rips it Up, both pieces nominated for an International Opera Award. This will be its staged world premiere.
Director Max Hoehn
Conductor Lada Valešová
Mozart and Salieri – Sung In Russian with English surtitles
A Feast in a Time of Plague – Sung In Russian with English surtitles
Four Sisters – Sung In English with English surtitles
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