Last Updated: Feb. 8, 1997

Madmuazel' Fifi

Mademoiselle Fifi; Zhenshchina iz Ruana [The woman from Rouen]

an opera in one act

by Cesar Cui, libretto based on Maupassant's story and Metenier's play

Date of composition: 1901-1903

First Performed: 1903

Cast of Characters (names spelled according to the French sources)

Setting: 1871. Chateau d'Uville, near Rouen


German soldier-boys meet French call-girls. Boy insults girl. Girl stabs boy to death and escapes.

[Photo of Tsvetkova in the role of Rachel]

Author: Lyle Neff,