Syn Mandarina

The Mandarin's Son; Le fils du mandarin; Der Sohn des Mandarins

A comic opera in one act

Composed by Cesar Cui

Libretto by Victor Krylov (with spoken dialogue)

Date of composition: 1859

First Public Performance: St. Petersburg, Russia, 1878

Cast of Characters

Setting: Action occurs in China, in an inn


Boy loves girl. Girl betrothed to someone else. Boy caught with girl and loses job. Important guest arrives who turns out to be boy's long lost father. Boy gets girl.
[Entire cast from a production ca. 1900]
Author: Lyle Neff,
Last Updated: July, 1996