The Demon

The Demon (Демон) is an 1871 opera in three acts (six scenes) by Rubinstein on a libretto by Pavel Viskovatov, based on the poem of the same name by Mikhail Lermontov. The same had been banned as sacrilegious until 1860, and its popularity and lurid story made it excellent material for a libretto. The opera premiered in St. Petersburg in 1875, under Eduard Nápravník, withstage design was by Mikhayil Bocharov, Matvey Shishkov, and Lagorio. It was published the following year. Rubinstein invited several musicians of the group known as The Five, including ... more

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Sheet Music The Demon - Preliminaries and Prologue Preview Download
Sheet Music The Demon - Act I Preview Download
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Sheet Music The Demon - Act III Preview Download
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Recording The Demon - Opera - Act II end Act III Scenes 1,2 Download
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