Vakula the Smith, Op.14 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1876.
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Editor V.D. Vasilyev
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.35 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzyka, 1956. Plate M. 25858 Г.
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Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1970). Plate 6751.
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Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: F.A. Marks, 1896.
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Misc. Notes Excerpted from PDF of Vol.4 of "Polnoe sobranie stikhotvorenij Ja.P. Polonskogo" in 5 volumes. PDF includes title page of volume with verso, and closing list of contents. The rules for the original competition for which Tchaikovsky composed this opera allowed composers to alter or even replace Polonsky's libretto. See Tchaikovsky Research.
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Work Title Vakula the Smith
Alternative. Title Кузнец Вакула, Ночь перед Рождеством, Vakoula le Forgeron, Wakula der Schmidt
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.14 ; TH 4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts, with overture
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1874
First Performance. 1876-12-06 (1876-11-24) at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
Eduard Nápravník (conductor)
Gennadiy Kondratyev (stage direction)
Mikhail Bocharov and Matvey Shishkov (set designers)
First Publication. 1876 - Moscow: P. Jurgenson (vocal score)
Librettist Yakov Polonsky (1819-1898)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Vakula, a smith (tenor)
Solokha, Vakula's mother, a witch (mezzo soprano)
A devil from Hell, a fantastic character (bass)
Chub, an elderly Cossack (bass)
Oksana, Chub's daughter (soprano)
Pan Golova (bass)
Panas, Chub's crony (tenor)
Schoolmaster (tenor)
His Highness (bass)
Master of Ceremonies (bass)
Attendant (tenor)
Old Cossack (bass)
Wood Goblin (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Silent Roles
Lads, Lasses, Elders, Gusli-players, Rusalki, Wood-sprites, Echo,
Spirits, Court ladies and Gentlemen, Zaporozhtsï
Orchestra (On-stage)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F/E), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
Wind Band (Off-stage)
Related Works Later revised as Cherevichki
External Links Wikipedia article
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Operas by Pyotr Tchaikovsky