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Russian opera articles

The following is a list of Russian opera articles. It provides the names of composers, librettists, opera patrons, directors, companies, theatres, singers as well as opera titles — everything that is connected to the topic Russian opera.

18th century

Opera composers

Giovanni Alberto Ristori (1692-1753)
*Calandro, libretto by :Stefano Benedetto Pallavicini, premiered 1726 at the castle Pilnitz near Dresden, and in 1731, Moscow

Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783)

*Tito Vespasiano [La clemenza di Tito], shown in 1742, Moscow, in connection with the celebration of the coronation of Elisabeth of Russia

Baldassarre Galuppi (1706-1785), operas ataged in Russia in the 18th century:

*Il mondo della luna (Russian:Лунный мир - The World of the Moon, previously premiered in 1750, Venice)
*Il Filosofo di campagna (Деревенский философ - The Village Philosopher, 1754, Venice)
*L'Arcadia in Brenta (Аркадия в Бренте - Arcadia in Brenta, 1749, Venice)
*I bagni d'Abano (Купанье в Абано - The Bathing in Abano, written together with Bertoni, 1753, Venice)
*Il conte Caramella (Граф Карамелла - The Count Caramella, 1749, Verona?)
*La calamità de' cuori (Сердечное бедствие - A Heart Calamity, 1752, Venice)
*Il mondo alla roversa, ossia Le donne che commandono (Мир наизнанку, или Женщины командуют - The Worlds Upside Down, or Women Command, 1750, Venice)

Francesco Araja (1709-c1770)
Operas premiered or staged in Russia:

*La forza dell'amore e dell'odio, opera seria, text by Francesco Prata (January 1734, Teatro Ducale, Milan; 1736, as Сила любви и ненависти (Sila lyubvi i nenavisti - The Power of Love and Hatred) St. Petersburg)
*Il finto Nino, overo La Semiramide riconosciuta, opera seria, text by Francesco Silvani (February 9, 1737 [OS January 28], St. Petersburg)
*Artaserse, opera seria, (February 9, 1738 [OS January 28], St. Petersburg)
*Seleuco, opera seria, text by Giuseppe Bonecchi (May 7, 1744 [OS April 26], Moscow)
*Scipione, opera seria, text by Giuseppe Bonecchi (September 4 or 5, 1745 [OS August 23 or 24], St. Petersburg)
*Mitridate, opera seria, text by Giuseppe Bonecchi (May 7, 1747 [OS April 26], St. Petersburg)
*L'asilo della pace, opera seria, text by Giuseppe Bonecchi (May 7, 1748 [OS April 26], St. Petersburg)
*Bellerofonte, opera seria, text by Giuseppe Bonecchi (December 9, 1750 [OS November 28], St. Petersburg)
*Eudossa incoronata, o sia Teodosio II, text by Giuseppe Bonecchi (May 9, 1751 [OS April 28] St. Petersburg)
*Tsefal i Prokris, opera seria, text by Alexander Sumarokov (March 10, 1755 [OS February 27], St. Petersburg)
*Amor prigioniero, dialogo per musica, text by Pietro Metastasio (June 27, 1755 [OS June 16], Oranienbaum)
*Alessandro nell'Indie, text by Pietro Metastasio (December 29, 1755 [OS December 18], St. Petersburg; 1759, Oranienbaum)
*Iphigenia in Tauride opera seria, (1758, Moscow)
*La Cimotea

Hermann Raupach (1728-1778)

*Alceste, (Russian: Альцеста - Alcesta, text by Alexander Sumarokov in Russian (1758, St Petersburg),
*The New Monastery (1759)
*Siroe, in Italian (1760, St Petersburg)
*Good Soldiers (Добрые солдаты – Dobryie soldaty, February 29, 1780 St Petersburg)

Tommaso Traetta (1727-1779), a maestro di cappella at the Russian Imperial Court (1768-1775; wrote there the operas:

*Astrea placata (1770 St Petersburg)
*Antigone (Antigona, 1772 St Petersburg)
*Amore e Psiche (1773 St Petersburg)
*Lucio Vero (1774 St Petersburg)
*Le quattro stagioni e i dodici mesi dell'anno (1776 St Petersburg)

Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802)

*Gli amanti consolati (1784 St Petersburg)
*I finti eredi (1785 St Petersburg, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre)
*Le gelosie villane (revision, 1785, St Petersburg)
*Armida e Rinaldo («Армида и Ринальдо», revision of Armida abbandonata, 1786 Hermitage Theatre)
*Castore e Polluce («Кастор и Поллукс», 1786 Hermitage Theatre)
*The Early Reign of Oleg («Начальное управление Олега» – Nachal'noye upravleniye Olega, libretto by Catherine II, 1790 Hermitage Theatre) [together with Vasili Pashkevich and C. Canobbio]
*Andromeda («Андромеда», 1798 Hermitage Theatre)
*Enea nel Lazio (1799, St Petersburg, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre),
*La famille indienne en Angleterre (1799 St Petersburg, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre)

Vincenzo Manfredini (1737-1799)

*Semiramide (1760, St Petersburg)
*L'Olimpiade (1762 Moscow)
*La pupilla (1763, St Petersburg)
*La finta ammalata (1763, St Petersburg)
*Carlo Magno (1763 St Petersburg)

Giovanni Paisiello (1740 – 1816), a Neapolitan composer of more than 100 operas, in Russia (1776-1783), where he wrote:

*Nitteti (1777 St. Petersburg)
*Lucinda e Armidoro (1777 St. Petersburg)
*Achille in Sciro (1778 St. Petersburg)
*Lo sposo burlato (1778 St. Petersburg)
*Gli astrologi immaginari (Le philosophe imaginaire; I visionarj, 1779 Hermitage Theatre)
*Il matrimonio inaspettato (La contadina di spirito, 1779 Kamenny Island Theatre)
*La finta amante (Camiletta, 1780 Mogilev)
*Alcide al bivio (1780 Hermitage Theatre)
*La serva padrona (1781 The Chinese Opera Theatre, Tsarskoe Selo)
*Il duello comico (rev. Il duello, 1782 The Chinese Opera Theatre, Tsarskoe Selo)
*Il barbiere di Siviglia, ovvero La precauzione inutile (1782 Hermitage Theatre)
*Il mondo della luna (1782 Kamenny Island Theatre)

Vasily Pashkevich (1742-1797)

*The Carriage Accident (Несчастье от кареты — Neschastye ot karety, text by Yakov Knyazhnin), 1779 St. Petersburg, Karl Kniper Theatre

  • St Petersburg Bazaar (Санкт Петербургский Гостный Двор — Sankt Peterburgskiy Gostinyi Dvor, 1782 St. Petersburg), Kniper Theatre

*The Burden Is Not Heavy if It Is Yours (Своя ноша не тянет — Svoya nosha ne tyanet, 1794)
*Two Antons (Два Антона - Dva Antona 1804?)
*The Miser (Скупой — Skupoy, text by Yakov Knyazhnin after Molière 1782?, Moscow)
*Fevey (libretto by Catherine II, 1786 St. Petersburg)
*The Early Reign of Oleg (Начальное управление Олега — Nachal'noye upravleniye Olega, libretto by Catherine II, 1790 St. Petersburg)– together with Giuseppe Sarti and C. Cannobio)
*Fedul and His Children (Федул с детьмиFedul s det'mi, libretto by Catherine II, 1791 St. Petersburg) – together with Vicente Martin y Soler)
*The Pasha of Tunis (Паша Тунисский — Pasha tunisskiy, 1782 libretto by Mikhail Matinsky)
*You Shall Be Judged As You Lived (Как поживёшь, так и прослывёшь — Kak pozhivyosh', tak i proslyvyosh 1792St. Petersburg) — revision of St Petersburg Bazaar

Maksym Berezovsky (1745-1777) Ukrainian on service of the Russian Imperial Court

*Demofonte (February 1773, Livorno, Italy, in Italian - to the libretto by Pietro Metastasio)

Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), operas written for the Russian theatre:

*La felicità inaspettata (1788 Hermitage Theatre),
*La vergine del sol'e (Дева Солнца 1788?, Hermitage Theatre; 1789 St Petersburg, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre)
*La Cleopatra (Cleopatra e Marc'Antonio, also: Клеопатра, 1789 Hermitage Theatre)

Dmytro Bortniansky (1751-1825)

*Creonte (1776 Venice)
*Alcide (1778 Venice)
*Quinto Fabio (1779 Modena)
*Le Faucon (1786 St Petersburg in French, with libretto by Franz-Hermann Lafermière)
*Le Fete du Seigneur (1786 St Petersburg in French, with libretto by Franz-Hermann Lafermière)
*Don Carlos (Bortnyansky) (1786 St Petersburg in French, with libretto by Franz-Hermann Lafermière)
*Le Fils-Rival ou La Moderne Stratonice (1787 St Petersburg in French, with libretto by Franz-Hermann Lafermière)

Vicente Martin y Soler (1754-1806) a Spanish composer. He wrote in Russia:

*Gore-Bogatyr Kosometovich (libretto by Catherine II of Russia, 1789 Hermitage Theatre) with overture on three Russian tunes.
*Pesnolyubie (1790 Hermitage Theatre)
*La festa del villagio (1798 Hermitage Theatre).

Ivan Kerzelli (?) see also: Kerzelli

*Lyubovnik - koldun (Любовник - колдун - The Lover-Magician, one-act opera, text by Nikolai Nikolev, 1772 Moscow),
*Rozana i Lyubim (Розана и Любим - Rozana und Lyubim, four-act opera, text by Nikolai Nikolev, 1778, Moscow)
*Derevenskiy vorozheya (Деревенский ворожея - The Village Wizard, text by Vasily Maikov after Rousseau, c1777 Moscow). Overture and songs were printed in Moscow 1778. They were the first opera fragments printed in Russia.

  • Guljanye ili sadovnik kuskovskoy (Гулянье или садовник кусковской - Promenade or the Gardener from Kuskovo, text by Vasili Kolychev, 1780 or 1781 Kuskovo, The Private Theatre of Count Nikolai Sheremetev).

Kerzelli (other opera composers of the same family)

Mikhail Sokolovsky (c1756-?)

Yevstigney Fomin (1761-1800)

*The Novgorod Hero Boyeslayevich (Новгородский богатырь Боеслаевич – Novgorodskiy bogatyr’ Boyeslayevich, opera-ballet. Libretto by the Empress Catherine II, 1786 St Petersburg)
*The Coachmen at the Relay Station (Ямщики на подставе - Yamshchiki na podstave 1787 St Petersburg)
*Soirées (Вечеринки или гадай, гадай девица — Vecherinki, ili Gaday, gaday devitsa, 1788 St Petersburg)
*Magician, Fortune-teller and Match-maker (Колдун, ворожея и сваха - Koldun, vorozheya i svakha 1789 St Petersburg)
*Orpheus and Eurydice (Орфей и Эвридика — Orfey i Evridika, melodrama. Text by Yakov Knyazhnin, January 13, 1792 St Petersburg)
*The Miller who was a Wizard, a Cheat and a Match-maker (Мельник - колдун, обманщик и сват — Melnik - koldun, obmanshchik i svat (1779 Moscow, c.1795 St Petersburg) [revision of the music by Mikhail Sokolovsky (?)]
*The Americans (Американцы - Amerikantsy, comic opera, 1800 St Petersburg)
*Chloris and Milo (Клорида и Милон – Klorida i Milon, 1800 St Petersburg)
*The Golden Apple (Золотое яблоко — Zolotoye yabloko, 1803 St Petersburg)

Operas:

Calandro (1731)
Tsefal i Prokris (1755)
Anyuta (1772)
Demofonte (1773)
Fevey (1786)

Opera librettists

Stefano Benedetto Pallavicini (1672–1742)
Metastasio (1698-1782)
Giuseppe Bonecchi [?-?]
Alexander Sumarokov (1717-1774)
Catherine II (1729–1796)
Alexander Ablesimov (1742-1783)
Mikhail Popov (1742-1790)
Yakov Knyazhnin
Mikhail Matinsky
Vladislav Ozerov

Opera singers

Gavrilo Martsenkovich
Praskovya Zhemchugova

Opera patrons

Anna of Russia (1693-1740)
Elizabeth of Russia (1709-1762)
Catherine II of Russia (1729–1796)
Nikolai Sheremetev (1751-1809)

Opera companies

Ristori troupe (performed in 1731, Moscow)
Araja troupe (1735-1759)
Locatelli private entreprise (1757-1760s)
Sheremetev private theatre (1751-1809)
Bolshoi Theatre|Mikhail Medoks (or Michael Maddox) theatre (from 1776)
Imperial opera and ballet theatre (from 1783, St Petersburg)

Opera theatres

"Comedie et opere", (small hall in a wing of Zimniy Dvorets—(The Winter Palace, From 1735 St Petersburg)
Theatre of Letniy Sad — (Summer Garden), from 1735 St Petersburg)
Opera House (with 1000 seats, at Zimniy Dvorets — (The Winter Palace, from 1743, St Petersburg)
Moscow Theatre (built 1742 for the coronation of Elizaveta Petrovna, Moscow)
Kuskovo Summer Theatre (from 1755, Kuskovo near Moscow)
Karl Kniper Theatre (1777-1797 St Petersburg)
Chinese Opera Theatre (From 1779, Tsarskoe Selo near St Petersburg)
Petrovsky Theatre (with 1000 seats, from 1780-1805, Moscow)
Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre (1783-1811, St Petersburg)
Hermitage Theatre (from 1785 St Petersburg)
Ostankino Theatre (from July 22, 1795, Ostankino near Moscow)

19th century

Opera composers:

Alexey Verstovsky (1799-1862)
*Askold's Grave - (Askol'dova mogila)

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

*A Life for the Tsar - (Жизнь за царя - Zhizn za tsarya also: Иван Сусанин - Ivan Susanin)
*Ruslan and Lyudmila - (Руслан и Людмила - Ruslan i Lyudmila)
Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813-1869)
*Rusalka
*The Stone Guest - (Kammeny Gost)

Semen Hulak-Artemovsky (1813-1875)

*Ukrainian Wedding (Українcькe Beciлля, translit. Ukrayins’ke vesillya, , translit. Ukrainskaya svad'ba) was first performed in 1851, with Semen Hulak-Artemovsky in the role of the father-in-law.
*Ivan Kupala Eve (Hiч нa Iвaнa Kyпaлa, translit. Nich na Ivana Kupala, , translit. Noch' nakanune Ivana Kupala) was first performed in 1852.
*Zaporozhets za Dunayem (Запорожець за Дунаєм, translated as A Zaporozhian (Kozak) Beyond the Danube, also referred to as Cossacks in Exile) was premiered April 26, 1863 in St. Petersburg, with Semen Hulak-Artemovsky in the role of Karas'.

Alexander Serov (1820-1871)

*Judith
*Rogneda
*The Power of the Fiend

Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

*Dmitri Donskoi (opera) (Дмитрий Донской April 30, 1852 St Petersburg)
*Sibirskiye okhotniki (Сибирские охотники, 1854 Weimar) conductor Ferenz Lizt
*Stenka Razin (opera) (Стенька Разин 1852 inc)
*Hadji-Abrek (1853; 1858 St Petersburg) [Mest']
*Fomka-durachok (Фомка-дурачок May 23, 1853 St Petersburg)
*Das verlorene Paradies (1856; 1875 Düsseldorf)
*Die Kinder der Heide (February 23, 1861 Wien)
*Feramors (February 24, 1863 Dresden)
*Der Thurm zu Babel (1870 Königsberg)
*Demon (Демон January 25, 1875 St Petersburg)
*Die Makkabäer (April 17, 1875 Berlin)
*Nero (opera) (November 1, 1879 Hamburg)
*Kupets Kalashnikov (March 5, 1880 St Petersburg)
*Sulamith (November 8, 1883 Hamburg)
*Unter Raübern (November 8, 1883 Hamburg)
*Der Papagei (November 11, 1884 Hamburg)
*Goryusha (December 3, 1889 St Petersburg)
*Moses (opera) (1892 Praha)
*Christus (opera) (1895 Bremen)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

*Prince Igor - (Knyaz Igor)'

César Cui (1835-1918)

*Angelo
*The Captain's Daughter
*Feast in Time of Plague - (Pir vo vremya chumy)
*Le Flibustier
*Ivan the Fool - (Ivan-Durak)
*Little Red Riding Hood - (Krasnaya shapochka)
*Mademoiselle Fifi
*The Mandarin's Son
*Mateo Falcone
*Prisoner of the Caucasus - (Kavkazskiy plennik)
*Puss in Boots - (Kot v sapogakh)
*The Saracen
*The Snow-Bogatyr
*William Ratcliff

César Cui, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander Borodin:

*Mlada opera-ballet

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

*Salammbô (1866 incomplete)
*Zhenit'ba (1868 incomplete, April 1, 1909, St Petersburg)
*Boris Godunov (1869; February 16, 1928, Leningrad)
*Boris Godunov, revised (February 8 [OS January 27], 1874 St Petersburg, Mariinski Theatre)
*Khovanshchina(1880 incomplete; February 21 [OS February 9], 1886, St Petersburg) [+ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov]
*Sorochinskaya yarmarka (1880, incomplete; October 21, 1913 Moskow) [completed by Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov, V. Karatygin, Yu. Saknovsky]
*Zhenit'ba (German: Die Heirat ) (September 14, 1937, Essen) [completed by Alexander Tcherepnin]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

*Voyevoda (Воевода – The Voivode), 1867–1868, destroyed by the composer, but posthumously reconstructed
*Undina (Ундина or Undine), 1869, not completed, partly destroyed by the composer.
*The Oprichnik (Опричник), 1870 – 1872, 1874 St Petersburg
*Vakula the Smith (Кузнец Вакула – Kuznets Vakula), 1874, 1876 St Petersburg
*Eugene Onegin (Евгений Онегин – Yevgeny Onegin), 1877–1878, 1879 Moscow
*The Maid of Orleans (Орлеанская дева – Orleanskaya deva), 1878–1879, 1881 St Petersburg
*Mazepa (or Mazeppa) (Мазепа), 1881 – 1883, 1884 Moscow
*Cherevichki (Черевички; revision of Vakula the Smith) 1885, 1887 Moscow
*The Enchantress (or The Sorceress, Чародейка – Charodeyka), 1885–1887, 1887 St Petersburg
*The Queen of Spades (Пиковая дама - Pikovaya dama), 1890, 1890 St Petersburg
*Iolanta (ИолантаIolanthe), 1891, 1892 St Petersburg
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908).
*The Maid of Pskov (Псковитянка - Pskovityanka, January 1, 1873 Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) opera in four acts
*The Maid of Pskov (Псковитянка - Pskovityanka, [rev] 1877; not performed)
*May Night (Майская ночь - Mayskaya noch January 9, 1880 Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) (May Night) opera in three acts
*The Snow Maiden (Снегурочка - Snegurochka 1st version: January 29, 1882 Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) , premiered 1882, St Petersburg )
*Mlada (Млада October 20, 1882 Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) opera-ballet in four acts
*Pskovityanka [rev 2] (Псковитянка 1892; April 18, 1895 Panayevsky Theatre, St Petersburg) (Ivan the Terrible)
*The Snow Maiden [rev] (Снегурочка - Snegurochka c.1895)
*Noch' pered Rozhdestvom (Ночь перед Рождеством November 28, 1895 Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) (Christmas Eve)
*Sadko (Садко December 26, 1897 Solodovnikov Theatre, Moscow) opera in seven scenes)
*Mozart i Salieri op. 48 (Моцарт и Сальери November 25, 1898 Solodovnikov Theatre, Moscow) (Mozart and Salieri)
*Boyarinya Vera Sheloga op. 54 [rev prolog to 1st rev of Pskovityanka] (15.12.1898 Solodovnikov Theatre, Moscow) opera in one act
*The Tsar's Bride (Царская невеста - Tsarskaya nevesta, November 22, 1899 Solodovnikov Theatre, Moscow)
*The Tale of Tsar Saltan... op. 57 (October 21, 1900 Solodovnikov Theatre, Moscow) after Pushkin
*Servilia (Сервилия October 1, 1902 Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) opera in five acts
*Kashchey the Immortal (Кащей бессмертный - Kashchei bessmertnyi (December 12, 1902 Private theatre, Moscow) opera in one act
*Pan Voyevoda (October 3 1904 St. Petersburg Conservatory) opera in four acts
*Kashchey the Immortal [rev] (Кащей бессмертный – Kashchei bessmertniy, 1906)
*The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya - (Сказание о невидимом граде Китеже и деве Февронии - Skazaniye o nevidimom grade Kitezhe i deve Fevronii, February 7, 1907, Maryinsky Theatre, St Petersburg) opera in four acts
*The Golden Cockerel (Золотой петушок - Zolotoy petushok, after Alexander Pushkin, September 24, 1909 Solodovnikov Theatre, Moscow) also: Le Coq d'Or) opera in three acts

Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)

*Oresteia

Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

*Son na Volge (Сон на Волге – A dream on the Volga, libretto by Anton Arensky after Alexander Ostrovsky's play "Voyevoda", 1888, premiere: January 2, 1891 [OS December 21, 1890], Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre)
*Rafael (РафаэльRaphael, 'the musical scenes from epoch of Renaissance', libretto by A. Kryukov, 1894, May 6 [OS April 24], 1894, Moscow, Conservatory)
*Nal' i Damayanti (Наль и Дамаянти – Nal and Damayanti, after Indian epos "Mahabharata", libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky after the novel by Vasily Zhukovsky, 1903, premiere: January 22, [OS January 9], 1904 St Petersburg), Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre)

Opera theatres

20th century

Opera composers:

Vladimir Rebikov (1866-1920)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

*Aleko
*Francesca da Rimini
*The Miserly Knight (Skupoy rytsar)
*Monna Vanna

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

*Le rossignol (The Nightingale) (1914)
*Renard, burlesque for 4 Pantomimes and Chamber Orchestra (1916) opera-ballet
*Histoire du Soldat for chamber group and three speakers (1918), narration with music
*Mavra (1922)
*Oedipus rex (1927)
*Perséphone for speaker, soloists, chorus and orchestra (1933)
*Babel (1944)
*The Rake's Progress (1951)
*The Flood (1962)

Yuri Shaporin (1887-1966) only one opera:

* The Decembrists (written during a period of 33 years 1930-1953, staged 1953)

Vladimir Shcherbachov (1889-1952)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

*Maddalena, Op. 13 (1911-1913)
*The Gambler (based on Dostoyevsky), Op. 24 (1915-1916, rev. 1927)
*The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 (1919)
*The Fiery Angel, Op. 37 (1919-1927)
*Semyon Kotko, Op. 81 (1939)
*Betrothal in a Monastery, Op. 86 (1940-1941)
*War and Peace (based on Leo Tolstoy), Op. 91 (1941-1952)
*Khan Buzay, (1942-unfinished)
*The Story of a Real Man, Op. 117 (1947-1948)
*Distant Seas, (1948-unfinished)

Isaak Dunayevsky (1900-1955) 14 operettas, including:

*For Us and You, (1924)
*Bridegrooms (Женихи) (1926)
*The Knives(Ножи) (1928)
*Polar Passions(1928)
*Million Langours (1932)
*The Golden Valley (Золотая долина) (1937)
*The Roads to Happiness (Дороги к счастью) (1939)
*The Wind of Liberty (Вольный ветер) (1947)
*The Son of the Clown (Сын клоуна) (1950)
*White Acacia (Белая акация) (1955, completed by Kirill Molchanov)

Alexander Mossolov (1900-1973), 4 operas:

*A Hero (Герой, (1928) chamber opera
*The barrage (Плотина – Plotina, libretto Ya. Zadykhin 1929-1930)
*A Signal (Сигнал, libretto O. Litovsky (1941)
*Masquerade (Маскарад, after Mikhail Lermontov (c1944)

Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1936)

*Sorochintsy Fair by Modest Mussorgsky, completion and orchestration 1930
*Zhenikh iz posolstva (Жених из посольства – The Bridegroom from the Embassy, music comedy (1942)
*Ukroshcheniye stroptivoy (Укрощение строптивой – The Taming of the Shrew, after William Shakespeare) (1957)
*Solntse nad stepyu (Солнце над степьюThe Sun above the Steppe, 1958)

Vladimir Fere (1902-1971) 9 operas (most of them together with Vladimir Vlasov and Abdylas Maldybayev)

*Manas, (1947, 2nd version 1966)
*Toktogul (1958)
*The Witch (after Anton Chekhov, 1961)
*The White Wings (completed by Vladimir Vlasov, 1979)

Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904- 1987)

*Colas Breugnon or The Craftsman of Clamecy (op.24 1936-1938, rev. 1953, 1969)
*Into the Fire or Before Moscow (1942)
*The Taras Family (1947-1950, rev. 1967)
*Nikita Vershinin (1954-1955)
*Spring Sings (1957)
*In the Magic Forest (1958)
*The Sisters (1968-1969)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

*The Nose - (Nos)
*Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - (Ledy Macbeth Mtsenskovo uyezda)
*Katerina Izmaylova
*Moscow, Cheryomushki
*The Gamblers (Igroki)

Veniamin Fleyshman (1913-1941)

Tikhon Khrennikov (born 1913)

Grigory Frid (born 1915)

Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)

*Op. 97 The Traveller (ПассажиркаPassazhirka opera in two acts (1967-1968)
*Op. 105: The Madonna and the Soldier (Мадонна и солдат – Madonna I soldat, opera in three acts after A. Medvedev (1970)
*The Love of d'Artagnan Op. 109: opera after A. Dumas (1971)
*I congratulate Op. 111: opera in one act after S. Alechem (1975)
*Lady Magnesia Op. 112: opera in one act after G.B. Shaw (1975)
*The Portrait (Портрет, Op. 128: opera in eight scenes after Nikolai Gogol (1980)
*The Idiot, (Идиот, Op. 144: opera after Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1985)

Kirill Molchanov (1922-1982)

Alexander Kholminov (born 1925)

Boris Tchaikovsky (1925–1996)

*The Star (Звезда - Zvezda) Opera in three pictures. (1949) On the novel of E. Kazakevich; libretto of D. Samoilov Unfinished work. This work was Diploma-work, when he finished the Moscow Conservatory. Manuscript (autograph). Full Score: Author's archive.

Edison Denisov (1929-1996)

*Soldier Ivan - (Ivan-Soldat)
*L'écume des jours
*Quatre Filles

Sergei Slonimsky (born 1932)

*Virinea, an opera in 7 scenes. Libretto by S. Tsenin after the novel by L. Seifullina (1967)
*Ioann the Terrible's vision Russian tragedy in 13 visions with 3 epilogues and overture. Libretto by Ya. Gordin after historical documents (1970)
*Tsar Iksion monodical drama after ancient myth and tragedy by Innokenty Annensky. Libretto by S. Slonimsky (1970) preniered January 31, 1981, Kuibyshev.
*Mary Stuart, a ballad opera in 3 acts. Libretto by Y. Gordin after the novel by Stefan Zweig (1980)
*Master and Margarita, a chamber opera in 3 acts. Libretto by Y. Dimitrin and V. Fialkovsky after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov (1970), (1985) 25'
*Hamlet dramma per musica in 3 acts. Libretto by Ya. Gordin and S. Slonimsky after the Shakespeare's tragedy translated by Boris Pasternak, (1990)

Nikolai Karetnikov (1930-1994)

*Till Eulenspiegel, opera in two acts (1965-1985)
*The Mystery of Apostle Paul, opera-oratorio in 10 acts (1970-1986) First performance on 4 August 1995 in Hannover.

Nikolai Sidelnikov (1930-1992), operas:

*Alen'kiy Tsvetochek (The Red Flower, after S. Aksakov, 1974)
*Chertogon (opera dilogy after N. Leskov: Zagul, Pokhmelye, 1978-1981)
*Beg (The Run after Mikhail Bulgakov, 1987)

Andrey Petrov (1930-2006)

Rodion Shchedrin (born 1932)

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

*The Eleventh Commandment, opera in two acts, libretto by Marina Churova, Georgy Ansimov and Alfred Schnittke, (1962)
*Arrangement: Peter Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, opera in 2 acts after Alexander Pushkin (1977)
*Life with an Idiot, opera in 2 acts (4 scenes) by Viktor Yerofeyev after his likenamed short story (in Russian, 1991)
*Historia von D. Johann Fausten, opera in 3 acts, a prologue and an epilogue by Jörg Morgener (Jurjen Köchel]] and Alfred Schnittke based on the likenamed book published by Johann Spies in 1587 (in German, the third acr also in a Russian version by Victor Schnittke). Electronic music by Andrei Schnittke, (1991-1994)
*Gesualdo, opera in 7 tableaux, a prologue and an epilogue by Richard Bletschacher (in German, 1993)

Sandor Kallosh (born 1935)

Leonid Hrabovsky (born 1935)

Yuri Butsko (born 1938)

Boris Tishchenko (born 1939)

*The Stolen Sun, an opera in one act (1968) Libretto by Mikhail Bialik, Z. Korogodsky and B. Tishchenko. After the Tale by Korney Chukovsky.
*A Cockroach, a musical comedy (operetta) in one act (1968) Libretto by Z. Korogodsky. After the Tale by Korney Chukovsky.

Valeri Gavrilin (1939-1998) operas:

*Sailor and Waves, opera (1968)
*Family Album, opera (1969)
*Peshchnoe deystvo (Oven Action), opera (1970)
*Tale about the fiddler Vanyusha, or Consolations, opera (1972)
*The Wedding of Balzaminov after Ostrovsky, opera (1990)

Alexander Knayfel (born 1943)

*The Canterville Ghost - (Kentervil'skoye prividenie)
*Alice in Wonderland (opera)

Alexander Vustin (born 1943)

Gleb Sedelnikov (born 1944)

Merab Gagnidze (born 1944)

Alexander Tchaikovsky (born 1946)

Nikolai Korndorf (1947-2001)

*MR (Marina and Rainer) (1989). Chamber opera in one act.

Vasily Lobanov (born 1946)

Antigone, opera after Sophocles, Opus 51, 1985-1987
*Father Sergius (Отец Сергий – Otets Sergiy"), opera in one act after the story by Lev Tolstoy, 1990-1995

Dmitri N. Smirnov (born 1948) 3 operas:

*Tiriel opera after William Blake (1985)
*The Lamentations of Thel, chamber opera after William Blake, (1986)
*The Bride in her Grave, libretto bu Ruth Feinlight (1995)

Leonid Bobylev (born 1949)

*Gregory Melehov (1980, libretto by A.Medvedev after Mikhail Sholokhov's novel "The Quite Don", the concert audition of the fragments Moscow, 1988)
*The Lost Hunt (1981, libretto by Tatiana Vershinina and Leonid Bobylev after prose by V. Astafiev, the concert audition Moscow, 1983)
*Who Invented the Soap Balloons? (1989, for children, libretto by O. Volozova);
*Hi, Alice! (1993, for the juniors, premiere Moscow; 1993)
*…With the Last Kissing… (1994, mono-opera, libretto by Leonid Bobylev after the novel by Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago premiere Moscow, 2001)
*Playing Chekhov (2000, libretto by Leonid Bobylev after Anton Chekhov's stories)

Elena Firsova (born 1950)

*A Feast in Time of Plague, (Пир во время чумы, chamber opera after Alexander Pushkin (973)
*The Nightingale and the Rose, cmamber opera after Oscar Wilde and Christina Rossetti (premiere: 1994 Almeida Opera Festival, London)

Vladimir Tarnopolsky (b.1955)

*Three Graces, (Три грации), opera-parody in three scenes Text: Carl Maria von Weber (1988) premiere: April 30, 1988, Bolshoy Hall of Schostakovich Philarmony, Leningrad
*Wenn die Zeit über die Ufer tritt (When Time Overflows From Its Shores, opera in three scenes Text: Ralf Günther Mohnnau after Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, commissioned for the Munich Biennale, (1999)

Leonid Desyatnikov (born 1955)

21st century

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