The Madonna and the Soldier

The Madonna and the Soldier (Russian: «Мадонна и солдат», Madonna i soldat, Op. 105) is an opera by Mieczysław Weinberg to a libretto by Alexander Medvedev [Wikidata] composed in 1970.[1] The Madonna and the Soldier was Weinberg's second opera, following The Passenger and preceding Dartagnan's Love. Shostakovich in reviewing these three first operas, wrote of the composer that "in turning to this new genre, Weinberg has shown himself to be a mature master of the operatic form."[2][3]

The Madonna and the Soldier
Opera by Mieczysław Weinberg
Native title
Russian: Мадонна и солдат
LibrettistAlexander Medvedev [Wikidata]
LanguageRussian

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Madonna und der Soldat". Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ Д. Шостакович о времени и о себе, 1926-1975 -Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович, Михаил Михайлович Яковлев 1980 Page 359 "За минувшие несколько лет композитором были созданы одна за другой три оперы: «Пассажирка», «Мадонна и солдат», «Любовь д-Артаньяна». И в этом новом для себя жанре М. Вайнберг предстал зрелым мастером, уверенно "
  3. ^ Dmitry Shostakovich, about himself and his times 1980 - Page 329 "I have a very high opinion of Moisei Weinberg's work. He is a ... In the past few years, three operas were written one after the other: The Passenger, The Madonna and the Soldier and D'Artagnan's Love. And in turning to this new genre, Weinberg has shown himself to be a mature master of the operatic ....