As the story begins, Prince Alexis has set up his mistress, Stefana, in his St Petersburg palace. Stefana's true love is the young infantry officer Vassili, from whom she has concealed her new aristocratic connection. The unsuspecting Vassili arrives to visit his old nanny, Nikona, before departing for the Crimean War, unaware that she is now his lover's housekeeper. Stefana enters, and she and her lover recognise each other. Then Prince Alexis uncovers the liaison and has Vassili condemned to hard labour in Siberia where Stefana soon follows. During the Easter festivities, Stefana and Vassili seize their chance to escape. The guards see them and open fire. Stefana is hit and dies in her lover's arms.


Music: Umberto Giodano
Lyrics: Luigi Illica
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Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Director Fabio Sparvoli. Design Giogio Richelli. Costume Alessandra Torella. Performer Elena Zelenskaia (Stefana). Performer Dario Volonte (Vassili). Performer Walter Donati (Gleby). Performer Claudia Marchi (Nikona). Performer Eldar Aliev (Walinoff). Performer Massimo Giordano (Prince Alexis). Performer Zbigniew Macias (Miskinsky). Performer Chloe Wright (Una Fanciulla).
16 Oct 99 to 31 Oct 99The National Opera House, Wexford :: V1850998411
listing details L881622868

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