|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||4 acts, 8 scenes
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1887-01-31 in Moscow: Bolshoy Theatre
- Dmitry Usatov (Vakula), Aleksandra Svyatlovskaya (Solokha), Bogomir Korsov (Devil), Ivan Matchinsky (Chub), Mariya Klimentova (Oksana), Vladimir Streletsky (Pan Golova), Petr Grigoryev (Panas), Aleksandr Dodonov (Schoolmaster), Pavel Khokhlov (His Highness), Romuald Vasilevsky (Master of Ceremonies), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (conductor)
||1885 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score, 297 pages. Plates 6730 to 6755.|
1885 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Orchestral and choral parts.
1898 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score.
||Yakov Polonsky (1819–1898), with additions and revisions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) and Nikolay Chayev (1824–1914), after a story by Nikolay Gogol (1809–1852)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||voices, chorus, orchestra |
- Vakula (Вакула) (tenor)
Solokha (Солоха) (mezzo-soprano)
Chub (Чуб) (1st bass)
Oksana (Оксана) (soprano)
Devil (Бес) (1st bass)
Schoolmaster (Школьный учитель) (tenor)
Pan Golova (Пан Голова) (2nd bass)
Panas (Панас) (2nd tenor)
His Highness (Светлейший) (2nd bass)
Master of Ceremonies (Церемониймейстер) (2nd bass)
Attendant (Дежурный) (2nd tenor)
Old Cossack (Старый запорожец) (2nd bass)
Wood Goblin (Голос лешего) (2nd bass)
- Mixed Chorus (SATB)
- Orchestra (On-stage)
- piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B♭, A, C), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F, E), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
- Wind Band (Off-stage): [in Act III, Nos.19, 23]
||This opera is a revised version of the composer's Vakula the Smith, Op.14
||Vocal score arranged by Tchaikovsky and Aleksandra Hubert, 1885.