The libretto for Mazeppa was written by Viktor Petrovich Burenin, based on Pushkin's poem Poltava. Tchaikovsky made changes to it, however, replacing Burenin's text with Pushkin's wherever possible, without losing the former's focus on the main character, Mazeppa, and without embracing the latter's greater historical scope. The opera is cast is three acts and six scenes, its story set in early-eighteenth century Russia. Maria, daughter of the wealthy Cossack Kochubei, declares her love for the much-older Mazeppa. Andrei then announces his passionate love for her. Mazeppa asks ... more

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P.I. Tchaikovsky - Mazeppa - 1
P.I. Tchaikovsky - Mazeppa - 2
P.I. Tchaikovsky - Mazeppa - 3
P.I. Tchaikovsky - Mazeppa - 5
P.I. Tchaikovsky - Mazeppa - 6

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His wide-ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental, chamber music and ...
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