Bookcover of Semyon Kotko
Booktitle:

Semyon Kotko

Sergei Prokofiev

SaluPress (2012-04-28 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-8-81986-8

ISBN-10:
6138819861
EAN:
9786138819868
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Semyon Kotko, Op. 81, is an opera in five acts by Sergei Prokofiev to a libretto by Sergei Prokofiev and Valentin Katayev based on Katayev's 1937 novel I Am the Son of Working People One of only two operas written by Prokofiev on a Soviet subject (the other being The Story of a Real Man), Semyon Kotko was composed between the summers of 1938 and 1939. From the beginning, it was intended that the opera would be produced by the brilliant director and a great friend of Prokofiev, Vsevolod Meyerhold, who was at that time the director of the Stanislavsky Opera Theatre. Both Prokofiev and Meyerhold had tried to plan productions of several of Prokofiev's operas in the past, but all of them had failed. However, on 20 June 1939, just a week before Prokofiev completed the piano score of Semyon Kotko, Meyerhold was arrested. Nothing would be heard about his fate from then on; many years later it was revealed that he had been shot in February 1940. The whole production fell into jeopardy. An actress, Serafima Birman, took Meyerhold's place, but the result was dissatisfying.
Publishing house:
SaluPress
Website:
http://www.betascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Klaas Apostol
Number of pages:
96
Published at:
2012-04-28
Stock:
Available
Category:
Theatre, ballet
Price:
34.00 €
Keywords:
Sergei, Valentin, Prokofiev, Semyon, Kotko, Katayev

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