Театр Санкт-Петербург Опера

“Betrothal in a Monastery” as part of the Moscow tour


The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is well known in St. Petersburg and beyond. Each premiere performance of Yuri Alexandrov provokes great interest of both the audience and the critics. His performances have repeatedly won highest drama awards of Russia. 

“Betrothal in a Monastery” is an opera based on “The Duenna”, a play by Richard Sheridan. The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera version, is not, however, set in the 18th century Seville, but in a drama school, where the students are busy preparing merrily and recklessly to stage “The Duenna” as their graduation play. Despite its modernized form, the performance carefully preserved the original content without breaking the spiritual lyrical line that the composer created so cherishingly. 
At the Moscow tour, “Betrothal in a Monastery” by Sergei Prokofiev will be performed by: 
Don Jerome – Vsevolod Kalmykov 
Louisa, daughter of Don Jerome – Evgenya Kravchenko 
Don Ferdinand, son of Don Jerome – Dmitry Udi 
Mendoza, a fish merchant – Nikolay Mikhalskiy 
Clara – Larisa Pominova 
The Duenna – Elena Eremeyeva 
Don Antonio – Sergey Aleshchenko 
Don Carlos, friend of Mendoza – Sergey Kalinov 
Padre Augustin, or Chartreuse – Yuri Borshchev 
Lopez, or Elustaf – Denis Zakirov 
Padre Benedictine – Anton Morozov 
Lauretta – Natalya Pleshkova