Till Eulenspiegel (Russian: Тиль Уленшпигель) is a Russian-language opera (composed 1983, premiere 1993) by the Soviet composer Nikolai Karetnikov. The libretto is by film director Pavel Lungin based on Charles De Coster's French novel The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak . With no opportunity for performance the opera was built up from samizdat tape recording sessions, and received its premiere in Germany (Bielefeld Opera, 1993) after the end of the Soviet Union. The opera is a twelve-tone composition. The Till Eulenspiegel story had previously been set by several composers, including a Flemish setting by J. De Winter, and a German-language opera by Emil von Reznicek.
Till Eulenspiegel is the protagonist of a German chapbook published in 1515 with a possible background in earlier Middle Low German folklore.
The Nose, Op. 15,, is Dmitri Shostakovich's first opera, a satirical work completed in 1928 based on Nikolai Gogol's 1836 story of the same name.
Eulenspiegel or Till Eulenspiegel may refer to:
The Fair at Sorochyntsi is a comic opera in three acts by Modest Mussorgsky, composed between 1874 and 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The composer wrote the libretto, which is based on Nikolai Gogol's short story of the same name, from his early (1832) collection of Ukrainian stories Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka. The opera remained unfinished and unperformed at Mussorgsky's death in 1881. Today, the completion by Vissarion Shebalin has become the standard.
Mlada was a project conceived in 1870 by Stepan Gedeonov (1816–1878), director of the Saint Petersburg Imperial Theatres, originally envisioned as a ballet to be composed by Aleksandr Serov with choreography by Marius Petipa.
Grigory Samuilovich Frid also Grigori Fried was a Russian composer of music written in many different genres, including chamber opera.
Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov was a Russian composer of the so-called Underground – alternative or nonconformist group in Soviet music.
Russian opera is the art of opera in Russia. Operas by composers of Russian origin, written or staged outside of Russia, also belong to this category, as well as the operas of foreign composers written or intended for the Russian scene. These are not only Russian-language operas. There are examples of Russian operas written in French, English, Italian, Latin, Ancient Greek, Japanese, or the multitude of languages of the nationalities that were part of the Empire and the Soviet Union.
Leonid Arkadievich Desyatnikov is a Russian composer who first made a reputation with a number of film scores, then achieving greater fame when his controversial opera The Children of Rosenthal was premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Mikhail Alexeyevich Matinsky was a Russian scientist, dramatist, librettist and opera composer.
Antoine Bullant, also Anton Bullandt was a Czech musician and opera composer that worked first in France but primarily in Imperial Russia.
Salammbô [alternative title: The Libyan ] is an unfinished opera in four acts by Modest Mussorgsky. The fragmentary Russian language libretto was written by the composer, and is based on the novel Salammbô (1862) by Gustave Flaubert, but includes verses taken from poems by Vasiliy Zhukovsky, Apollon Maykov, Aleksandr Polezhayev, and other Russian poets.
Ippolit Karlovich Al'tani was a Russian Empire conductor, choirmaster and violinist.
Pavel Semyonovich Lungin is a Russian film director. He is sometimes credited as Pavel Loungine. Lungin was awarded the distinction People's Artist of Russia in 2008.
Servilia, is an opera in five acts by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The work was completed in 1901, and was first performed in 1902 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The composer wrote the libretto, which is based on the drama by Lev Alexandrovich Mey. The story is set in Ancient Rome during Nero's reign.
Nikolai Petrovich Karachentsov was a Soviet and Russian film and stage actor of Lenkom Theatre. Karachentsov's popularity peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s among the Soviet youth after he had starred in rock operas. In 1989 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of the RSFSR. In 2003 he received the State Prize of the Russian Federation. He was also awarded the Order of Honour and Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", 4th class.
Geoffrey Moull is a Canadian professional conductor. He was principal conductor of the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra and music director of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Turks in Russia, also referred to as Turkish Russians or Russian Turks, refers to people of full or partial ethnic Turkish origin who have either immigrated to Russia or who were born in the Russian state. The community is largely made up of several migration waves, including: descendants of Ottoman-Turkish captives during the Russo-Turkish wars; the Turkish Meskhetian community; and the more recent Turkish immgrants from the Republic of Turkey.
Ippolit Vasilievich Shpazhinsky was a Russian playwright and poet. He is best known for his play The Enchantress (Чародейка), which Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky adapted as his opera of the same name.
Pozdravlyayem! is a 1975 opera by Mieczysław Weinberg to his own Russian libretto after the Yiddish play Mazel Tov by Sholem Aleichem. The plot follows closely the text of Aleichem's play, but emphasising the class conflict to placate the Soviet censor, for whom otherwise a Jewish topic may have proved problematic. The opera premiered in Moscow in 1983. Present at the premiere was Vladimir Stoupel who conducted the premiere outside Russia at the Konzerthaus Berlin in 2012.