• Sergei Prokofiev
  • Betrothal in a Monastery (The Duenna), Op. 86 (1941)

  • Schirmer Russian Music/Le Chant du Monde (USA, Canada and Mexico only)

Available in the USA, Canada and Mexico only

  • 3.3.3.34.3.3.1timp.perchpstr
  • chorus
  • 6 Tenors, 5 Baritones, Soprano, Alto, Mezzo soprano, 3 Basses, Contralto [=Mezzo soprano], 3 musicians (Trumpet, Bass Drum, Double Bass)
  • 2 hr 36 min
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Libretto by the composer after Sheridan's "Duenna." Verses by Mira Mendelson
  • Russian

Programme Note

Lyric-comic opera in four acts, nine scenes.

Synopsis:
In eighteenth century Seville, a rich middle-aged merchant Mendoza wants to marry Louise, the daughter of an impoverished nobleman, but he is tricked into marrying Louise’s duenna, who has been masquerading as the young lady and who helps Louise and her brother marry those they really love.

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Betrothal in a Monastery: Overture
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "Plain. Round-shouldered"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 4: "Well?"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 5: "Come in, come in, Antonio"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: Masker's Dance
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 4 Tableau 9: "What is this?"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 1 Tableau 1: "Friends, depart"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 3 Tableau 6: "Lopez!"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 2: "Give it back!"
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "Rosina...Rosina..."
Betrothal in a Monastery / Act 2 Tableau 3: "My beard?"

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