- Pan Voyevoda
"Pan Voyevoda" ( _ru. Пан воевода, transliteration "Pan vojevoda"; Polish "Pan wojewoda" -- literally "The Gentleman Provincial Governor"), is an
operaby Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. It is based on a librettoby Il’ya Tyumenev. The work was completed in 1903, was first performed in October 1904, and has proved to be one of Rimsky-Korsakov's least-successful works.
In the following year, the opera was given its
Moscowpremiere on 27 September 1905at the Bolshoy Theatreconducted by Sergey Rakhmaninov.
Another notable performance took place on 12 May 1905 in
*1904, piano-vocal score,
V. Bessel and Co., St. Petersburg
*1904, full score, V. Bessel and Co., St. Petersburg
*1955, piano-vocal score,
*1955, full score, Muzgiz, Moscow
Maria Oskolsky is in love with Boleslav Chaplinsky, but is coveted by Pan Voyevoda, who disregards her lover's claim. Yadviga, who has designs upon the Voyevoda, obtains from a sorcerer, Dorosha, a poison which during a banquet she pours into Maria's glass; but the Voyevoda, drinking from it in error, expires, and Chaplinsky, who is lying under a sentence of death, is released. [ [http://opera.stanford.edu/main.html Source: "The Opera Glass", Stanford University, from M. Montagu Nathan, "Rimsky-Korsakof", Duffield & Co., New York, 1917] ]
Suite from the opera "Pan Voyevoda", Op. 59 (1903)
Сюита из оперы "Пан воевода", соч. 59
#Nocturne "Moonlight" (Ноктюрн "Лунный свет")
Audio Recordings ("Mainly studio recordings")
Source: [http://www.operadis-opera-discography.org.uk www.operadis-opera-discography.org.uk]
*1951, Samuil Samosud (conductor), All Union Radio Orchestra and Chorus, Aleksey Korolyov (Pan Voyevoda), K Rachevskaya (Maria Oskolska), Anatoly Orfenov (Boleslav Caplinski), Lyudmila Legostayeva (Olesnicki), Georgi Troitsky (Dorosz), Konstantin Polyayev (Dzjuba), Natalya Rozhdestvenskaya (Jadwiga Zapolska), Guro Tita (Poslavski)
*cite web |url=http://opera.stanford.edu/RimskyKorsakov/PanVoyevoda/synopsis.html|title=Synopsis|accessdate=2007-06-09|work= [http://opera.stanford.edu/ Opera Glass] at
*cite web |url=http://opera.stanford.edu/iu/libretti/panvoevo.htm|title=Libretto|accessdate=2008-02-05|work= [http://opera.stanford.edu/ Opera Glass] at
Stanford University|language=English (English prose translation by Stephen Muir
*cite web |first=Richard|last=Taruskin|coauthors=L. Macy (editor)|year=2007|url=http://www.grovemusic.com|title=Pan Voyevoda|accessdate=2007-06-09|work= [http://www.grovemusic.com New Grove Dictionary of Opera / Grove Music Online] |language=English
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