|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||Op.3 ; TH 1 ; ČW 1
||3 acts, 4 scenes
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1868-02-19 — Moscow, charity concert. Pyotr Tchaikovsky (conductor)
1869-02-11 in Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre
- Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids (Act I, No.4) only
- Ludovico Finocchi (Voyevoda)
Platon Radonezhesky (Vlas Diuzhoy)
Anna Annenskaia (Nastasya)
Aleksandra Menshikova (Marya)
Zinaida Kronenberg (Praskovya)
Aleksandr Rapport (Bastryukov)
Stepan Demidov (Dubrovin)
Anna Ivanova (Olyona)
Konstantin Bozhanovsky (Rezvy)
Aleksandr Lavrov (Jester)
Elena Rozanova (Nedviga)
Ivan Korin (New Voyevoda)
Eduard Merten (conductor).
||1868 to 1893 - Moscow: P. Jurgenson (selections), 1953 - Moscow: Muzgiz (complete). |
- 1868 - Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids (Act II, No.4), arr. piano duet, 27 pp. Plate 437.
1873 - Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids (Act II, No.4), Full score, 55 pp. Plate 2273.
1878 - Overture, piano duet (arr. Hubert).
1891 - Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids (Act II, No.4), parts.
1892 - Overture, Full score, 37 pages. Plate 594.
1893 - Overture, parts.
1953 - Full score, Plates M. 18361 (Act I), 23088 (Act II), 23122 (Act III) Г.
- (in vols.1А–В of Complete Collected Works, ed. Lamm)
- 1953 - Vocal score, complete. Plate M. 23221 Г.
(in supplement to vol.1 of Complete Collected Works, ed. Lamm)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||voices, chorus, orchestra |
- Nechay Shalygin/Voyevoda (Нечай Шалыгин/Воевода) (bass)
Vlas Diuzhoy (Влас Дюжой) (bass)
Nastasya (Настасья) (soprano)
Marya Vlasyevna (Марья Власьевна) (soprano)
Praskovya Vlasyevna (Прасковья Власьевна) (soprano)
Stepan Bastryukov (Степан Бастрюков) (tenor)
Roman Dubrovin (Роман Дубровин) (baritone)
Olyona (Олена) (mezzo-soprano)
Rezvy (Резвы) (bass)
Jester (Шут) (tenor)
Nedviga (Недвига) (mezzo-soprano)
New Voyevoda (Новый воевода) (bass)
- Mixed Chorus (SATB)
- piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B♭, A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B♭), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
||For the incidental music composed in 1886, see The Voyevoda (melodrama).|
For the unrelated symphonic ballad composed in 1890–91, see The Voyevoda (symphonic ballad).
||Tchaikovsky destroyed the score of the opera during the 1870s, and only the Overture and the Entr’acte & Dances of the Chambermaids (Act II, No.4) were published during his lifetime. In the 1930s, Sergey Popov used the surviving parts from the first performances to reconstruct the opera, and in the 1940s a performing version was realised by Pavel Lamm, with the assistance of Vissarion Shebalin, Boris Asafyev, Yury Kochurov and Sergey Spassky. The Entr'acte and Dances of the Chambermaids (Act II, No.4) were also arranged for solo piano and piano 4 hands by Tchaikovsky.