48. Мазепа (Mazeppa) (Tchaikovsky)

Opera in 3 acts Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Libretto: Victor Burenin, after Pushkin’s poem Poltava First performed: Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 15 February [OS 3 February] 1884, conducted by Ippolit Al’tani Dossier Tchaikovsky'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. … Continue reading 48. Мазепа (Mazeppa) (Tchaikovsky)