Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yeliena Ivanovna Popova

Here's what Lydia's up to this evening!

Place: Country House in Russia
Time: 1888
Running Time: 55-minutes
This opera is based on a Checkov short story of the same name. It revolves around Madame Popova, a young widow who, against the advice of her old manservant, Luka, intends to live in a state of virtuous life-long widowhood, even though her departed husband was not exactly a paragon of virtue. It seems that though he was impervious to her reproaches during his lifetime, she intends, perhaps for this reason, to pursue him with them into the hereafter.

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