Notes & Reviews:
The opera Betrothal in a Monastery holds a special place not only in Prokofiev's career, but also in the history of Russian Soviet music theatre as the first lyrical and comic opera! The premiere of the opera was expected at the Stanislavsky Musical Theatre in Summer 1941, but World War II did not let it happen. The first performance took place as late as November 1946, at the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad, and received acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The opera, conducted by Kamil Abdullayev, was recorded by Firma Melodiya in 1963 and awarded an André Messager prize in 1967.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: 1963.
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Works DetailsProkofiev, Sergei : Betrothal in a Monastery ("The Duenna"), opera, Op. 86
- Conductor: Kamil Abdullayev
- Ensemble: State Musical Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko
- Notes: Composition written: 1940.
- Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1940