The Miserly Knight, Op. 24
An opera in three scenes
Libretto from the 'Little Tragedy' by Alexander Pushkin
Albert: 'Whatever happens, I shall appear at the tournament' –
Albert: 'What has that Idler Solomon to say?' –
Jew: 'Your humble servant' –
Jew: 'Yes, at the Baron's funeral more money will flow than tears' –
Albert: 'What? Poison my father!'
Baron: 'Like the young libertine awaiting a meeting with some wily harlot' –
Baron: 'Like some demon, from here I can rule the world!' –
Baron: 'It doesn't seem much, but of how many human cares' –
Baron: 'Every time I start to open a chest' –
Baron: 'But after me who will have possession of it?'
Albert: 'Believe me, Sire, I have long suffered the shame of bitter poverty' –
Duke: 'Baron, I'm pleased to see you so hale and hearty' –
Duke, Baron, Albert
Baron: 'You, here? You, here?'
Baron, Albert, Duke
Ildar Abdrazakov bass - The Baron
Misha Didyk tenor - Albert
Sergey Murzaev baritone - The Duke
Peter Bronder tenor - The Jew
Gennady Bezzubenkov bass - Servant
23 and 24 November 2008 and 21 April 2009