Kamenny Gost {The Stone Guest} (Alexander Dargomyzhsky) – dossier

KAMENNY GOST {THE STONE GUEST} / Каменный гость

Composer: Alexander Dargomyzhsky

Libretto: Alexander Pushkin’s play (1830)

First performed: Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 16 February 1872 (Old Style), conducted by E.F. Nápravnik


CHARACTERS

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  • DON JUAN (tenor): Fydor Komissarzhevsky
  • LEPORELLO (bass):  Osip Petrov
  • DONNA ANNA (soprano): Yuliya Platonova
  • DON CARLOS (baritone): Ivan Melnikov
  • LAURA (mezzo-soprano): Mariya Ilyina
  • A MONK (bass): Vladimir Sobolev
  • FIRST GUEST (tenor): Vasiliy Vasilyev
  • SECOND GUEST (bass): Mikhail Sariotti
  • STATUE OF THE COMMANDER (bass): Vladimir Sobolev
  • LAURA’S GUESTS (chorus)

SETTING

Spain


STRUCTURE

ACT I

Scene 1

In the Precincts of a Monastery

Scene 2

Dinner at Laura’s House

  • Laura’s first romance
  • Laura’s second romance

ACT II

The Mausoleum of the Commander

  • Duo (Don Juan & Donna Anna)

ACT III

A Room in Donna Anna’s House