48. Мазепа (Mazeppa) (Tchaikovsky)

Opera in 3 actsMusic: Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyLibretto: Victor Burenin, after Pushkin’s poem PoltavaFirst performed: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 15 February [OS 3 February] 1884, conducted by Ippolit Al’taniTchaikovsky's two best-known operas are his naturalistic works, Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades, both based on Pushkin.  To my mind, though, his historical operas are more exciting.Mazeppa was Tchaikovsky's sixth opera, a powerful … Continue reading 48. Мазепа (Mazeppa) (Tchaikovsky)