The unknown opera by Edison Denisov

Abstract

The article focuses on the previously unknown оpera by young Edison Denisov. It premiered in 2016, the opera being orchestrated by Yury Kasparov and staged in Tomsk, the composer’s hometown. The article briefly describes the genre of the opera, its stylistic origins, structure, specific features of dramaturgy. The opera is regarded as having ties with the traditions of the Russian classical opera, as well as viewed within the framework of neofolklorism — a powerful artistic movement in the Russian music of the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Keywords

Russian traditions, fairy tale оpera, new folkloric wave, Stravinsky, polymodality, irregular rhythm, chastushka

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