Dmitry Ulyanov will give life to Mendoza in Betrothal in a Monastery, in a new version by the Stanislawsky Opera


Moscow's Stanislawsky Opera will stage, from October 7th to December 11th, a new version of Betrothal in a Monastery, an opera with music by Sergei Prokofiev and libretto by the composer himself and his second wife, Mira Mendelson. The opera is based on the text The Duenna or the Double Elopement, by Richard Brinkley Sheridan, a comedy featuring all the classic resources of the Golden Age. The production being presented by the Moscow theatre is a modified version of the one premiering in September of 2000. The cast includes the bass Dmitry Ulyanov, who will portray Mendoza, the wealthy fish merchant whom Louisa is to marry. Alexander Lazarev will be in charge of music and stage direction is by Alexander Titel and Lyudmila Naletova.
We will see Ulyanov again soon in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, again at the Stanislawsky Opera, as the main character of Attila at the Opéra de Lyon, in Aida at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples.