Summary Georgiy Illarionovich Mayboroda. “Arsenal”

Summary Georgiy Illarionovich Mayboroda. “Arsenal”

“ARSENAL”

Opera in three acts (seven paintings)

Libretto by A. Levada and A. Malyshko

Translation from the Ukrainian B. Paliichuk

Characters:

Maxim, a worker at the Arsenal plant

Alexey, his younger brother

Mother Maxim and Alexei

Yarina, the bride of Maxim

Gorbenko, the Petlyura centurion

Maryana, his sister

General, Commander of the Troops

Kerensky

Semko, the chief of the guard at Gorbenko

Colonel

Drunken Lieutenant

Esaul

Officer

Student anarchist

Eser

Red Guard

The first guard

The second guard

Lyric-dramatic baritone

Tenor

Mezzo soprano

Lyrical Coloratura Soprano

Dramatic baritone

Lyric-dramatic soprano

Bass

Bass

Baritone

Tenor

Bass

Tenor

Baritone

Tenor

Bass

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Without speeches

The action takes place in Kiev in the autumn and winter of 1917.

HISTORY OF CREATION

The opera was written in 1960 to the decade of Ukrainian art. The plot was based on a real event from the Civil War era – the uprising of the workers of the Kiev plant “Arsenal” against the counter-revolutionary Central Rada in 1917-1918. and the heroic defense of the Arsenals during the Petlyura assault. Using historical data, Ukrainian writers A. Malyshko and A. Levada created a libretto in which specific plot positions, actors, and their relationships differ in life’s authenticity and truthfulness.

The opera was written in 11 months. The premiere took place on November 6, 1960 in Kiev and was highly appreciated in the press.


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Summary Georgiy Illarionovich Mayboroda. “Arsenal”