Tchaikovsky: Undina World Premiere
A world premiere reconstruction of Tchaikovsky’s lost eco-opera, in a modern setting focusing on green energy and water stewardship.
In 1869, Pyotr Tchaikovsky composed an opera called Undina, about a community that disrespects the sea and experiences catastrophic flooding. Tchaikovsky was highly self-critical, and he destroyed the finished opera. When he died in 1893, all that survived of the opera were some sketches and some fragments in the form of orchestral parts used for a concert of excerpts. Tchaikovsky recycled some of the music intended for Undina into some of his most famous works, including Swan Lake.
Queen City Opera Artistic Director Dr. Isaac M. Selya has spent the last three years reconstructing the opera using other works by Tchaikovsky to devise a world premiere pastiche completion, producing an 85-minute opera focusing on ocean conservancy and sustainable energy production.
New Libretto by Rebecca Whitehurst, edited by Simon Barrad
Dramaturgy by Rebecca Whitehurst and Rebecca Herman
Stage Direction by Rebecca Herman
With full orchestral accompaniment
Presented in collaboration with Green Umbrella and the Cincinnati Nature Conservancy, with a talk-back immediately after each performance regarding environmental issues.
Tickets at https://undina.brownpapertickets.com/
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 7, 2023 at 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sat)
- Oct 8, 2023 at 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
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Post-performance talk-back on green energy and water stewardship.
What's Nearby - Finneytown Performing Arts Center
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