English Themes - Theatre

English Themes - Theatre

I describe my last visit to the theatre

My last visit to the theatre was visiting the Bolshoi Theatre. It was


I listened s opera Stone Guest. Id like to tell you something

about it.

My seat (place) was in the stalls (). 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 . , the part of Leporello . , and

actress who played the part of Laura was . . Among the

outstanding Russian opera classics, probably no other production called

forth such arguments and divergence of views as Dargomyzhskys Stone


It was not accidental that was attracted by this small tragedy of

Pushkin. He often turned to Pushkins poetry in his creative work. About

twenty romances were based on it.

But in his early opera, D didnt leave Pushkinscys 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 Stone

Guest, he dared to undertake only on the peak of his creative career.

Stone Guest was one of the Pushkins remarkable works of poetic games.

Belinski called this tragedy the richest, magnificent diamond in the

poets 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 Stone Guest.