Act I

Composed by Cesar Cui

Libretto by Viktor Krylov

Date of composition: 1872

First Performed: 1917 (concert performance)

Cast of Characters

Hay maidens, armor-bearers, hunters

Setting: Action occurs in Slavic lands in the 9th century


Act I Only

Princess Voislava agrees to become the goddess Morena's slave in order to win Yaromir from the memory of his late fiancee, Mlada.

(See Rimsky-Korsakov's opera of the same name for the rest of the story.)

Extra Information

Author: Lyle Neff,
Last Updated: Dec. 11, 1995