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A Thought Provoking Combination

Iolanta and Bluebeard in high definition from New York,
reviewed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

The story of Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta is based on Henrik Hertz's 1845 play Kong Renés Datter ('King Rene's Daughter'). The play, which was enormously popular in the nineteenth century, was a fictionalized account of the lives of René of Anjou and his blind daughter Yolande. Fyodor Miller translated the play and Vladimir Zotov adapted it for opera. The composer's brother, Modest, wrote the actual libretto for Tchaikovsky's last opera...

Copyright © 26 February 2015 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

BELA BARTOK

METROPOLITAN OPERA

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ANNA NETREBKO

PIOTR BECZALA

JOYCE DIDONATO

VALERY GERGIEV

PHOENIX

ARIZONA

RUSSIA

HUNGARY

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