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Ruslan and Lyudmila

Richard Taruskin

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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‘Magic’ opera in five acts by mikhail ivanovich Glinka to a libretto by Valerian Fyodorovich Shirkov (with minor contributions by Nikolay Andreyevich Markevich, Nestor Vasil’yevich Kukol’nik, Mikhail Alexandrovich Gedeonov and the composer) after alexander sergeyevich Pushkin’s narrative poem (1820), incorporating many of the original verses; St Petersburg, Bol’shoy Theatre, 27 November/9 December 1842.

Glinka conceived the plan for Ruslan and Lyudmila in 1836, shortly after the première of his first opera, A Life for

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Subjects: Music

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