Betrothal in a Monastery

Betrothal in a Monastery

Sergei Prokofiev


Libretto: The composer and Mira Mendelson after the play The Duenna by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

First Performance: November 3, 1946, Kirov Theatre, Russia

First Peformance at the Israeli Opera: May 7, 2010

Conductor           Wolf Gorelik
Directors Alexander Titel
Ludmila Naletova
Set Designer Vladimir Arefiev
Lighting Designer Ildar Bederdinov




Don Jerome Vyacheslav Voynarovskiy
Valery Mikitskiy
Don Ferdinand Ilya Pavlov
Dmitry Zuev
Luisa Evgenia Afanasieva
Mariya Pakhar
The Duenna Elena Manistina
Irina Chistyakova
Don Antonio Aleksey Dolgov
Sergey Balashov 
Chingis Ayusheev
Clara d’Almanza Irina Vashchenko
Natalia Vladimirskaya
Mendoza Dimitri Stepanovich
Roman Ulybin
Don Carlos Evgeny Polikanin
Padre Augustin Denis Makarov
Dimitri Stepanovich
Father Elustaf Oganes Georgiyan
Father Charteuse Dmitry Zuev
Ilya Pavlov
Vyacheslav Kirilyuk
Father Benedictine Dmitry Stephanovich
Denis Makarov
Felix Kudryavtsev
Lauretta Olga Lutsiv-Ternovskaya
Evgenia Afansieva
Lopez Victor Moiseykin
First Masker Chingis Ayusheev
Grigory Somov
Second Masker Ilya Pavlov
Dmitry Zuev
Vyacheslav Kirilyuk
Konstantin Simonov
Third Masker Denis Makarov
Felix Kudryavtsev
Maxim Osokin
Two Lay Brothers Chingis Ayusheev
Maxim Osokin
Grigory Somov
Denis Makarov
Felix Kudryavtsev


The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

Chorus of the Stanislavski Opera from Moscow
Chorus Master: Lykov Stanislav
Sung in Russian
Surtitles in English and Hebrew
Surtitles: Israel Ouval

Length of performance: approx. two hours and 40 minutes

Mistaken identities in an opera about young lovers who eventually succeed in celebrating true love. The debut performances in Israel of the Stanislavski Opera from Moscow. 


Further reading:

The Composer on his Work


Fri 7.5.10 (13:00), Sat 8.5.10 (20:30), Mon 10.5.10 (20:00), Tues 11.5.10 (20:00)

Wed 12.5.10 (20:00), Thurs 13.5.10 (20:00), Fri 14.5.10 (13:00)

Ticket Prices: 175/237/304/378/428 Nis
*15 Nis more for Saturday night performances

Towards Opening: Sat 8.5.10 (11:00)

Ticket Price: 70 Nis

Before the show back stage tours: Sat 8.5 (19:00), Tues 11.5 (19:00), Wed 12.5 (19:00)

Ticket Price: 25 Nis

Opera TalkbackFri 7.5, Tues 11.5, Wed 12.5


"The singing is superb throughout, vocally ravishing, and full of variety, character, and expression. The orchestra and chorus are first rate." (The Russian Journal) 


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