Bolkonsky, Prince Andrei

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(Prokofiev: War and Peace). Bar. Son of Prince Nikolai. He is a widower who falls in love with Natasha Rostova. His father disapproves and insists they spend a year apart. During that time Natasha falls for Prince Anatol. Her aunt and their friend, Pierre Bezukhov tell her Anatol is already married and Pierre declares his own love for her. Napoleon crosses the border. Moscow is occupied and Natasha's family flee, taking the injured Andrei with them. He dies. Created (1945 vers.) by A. P. Ivanov; (1946 vers.) by L. E. Petrov.

Subjects: Opera.

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