English Themes - Theatre
I describe my last visit to the theatre My last visit to the theatre was visiting the Bolshoi Theatre. It was wonderfully. I listened ЕТs opera УStone GuestФ. IТd like to tell you something about it. My seat (place) was in the stalls (партер). I took the opera-glasses for better visibility. It was opera in two acts and lasted about 2 hours. The conductor was national actor of (–—‘–) Eriler. The actor who played the part of Don Juan was ј. узнецов, the part of Leporello ј. Ёйзен, and actress who played the part of Laura was “. —ин€вска€. Among the outstanding Russian opera classics, probably no other production called forth such arguments and divergence of views as DargomyzhskyТs УStone GuestФ. It was not accidental that Е was attracted by this Уsmall tragedyФ of Pushkin. He often turned to PushkinТs poetry in his creative work. About twenty romances were based on it. But in his early opera, DЕ didnТt leave PushkinscyТs text untouched. He introduced a number of changes dictated by his musical-dramatically conception. To solve the innovative task that he set for himself in УStone GuestФ, he dared to undertake only on the peak of his creative career. УStone GuestФ was one of the PushkinТs remarkable works of poetic games. Belinski called this tragedy Уthe richest, magnificent diamondФ in the poetТs crown. The complex psychological content was embodied by Pushkin in a comparatively compact and ideally finished form. Every detail is weighty, every word and every intonation is fuel of meaning. To express all this in music is a difficult, but thankful task. I want to advice you to listen the opera УStone GuestФ.