The Love for Three OrangesOp. The opera was No. 35 Duet Of The Sisters With The Oranges (Allegro Con Brio) - Sergei Prokofiev result of a commission during Gennadi Rozhdestv successful first visit to the United States in After well-received concerts of his works in Chicago including his First SymphonyProkofiev was approached by the director of the Chicago Opera AssociationCleofonte Campaninito write an opera.
Conveniently, Prokofiev had drafted a libretto during his trip to the US; he had based it on 0.001 - G-Gas* - Generation Gas Gozzi's play in the Commedia dell'arte tradition, which was itself based on Giambattista Basile's fairy tale " The Love for Three Oranges ". The eventual libretto was adapted by Prokofiev from Vsevolod Meyerhold 's translation of Gozzi's play.
The adaptation modernized some of the Commedia dell'arte influences and also introduced a dose of Surrealism. Due to Prokofiev's own scanty knowledge of English, and as Russian would have been unacceptable to American audiences, the initial version was set in French, with the possible assistance of the soprano No. 35 Duet Of The Sisters With The Oranges (Allegro Con Brio) - Sergei Prokofiev Janacopoulosas L'Amour des trois oranges.
The opera received its premiere performance on 30 December at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, conducted by Prokofiev. It received its first Russian production in Petrograd now St. Petersburg in and has since entered the standard repertoire of many opera companies. The initial criticisms of the Chicago production were generally harsh, e.
As far as I am able to discern, it pokes fun chiefly at those who paid money for it". But to the untutored ear there is a charming capriciousness about the sounds from the orchestra". As staged by Vladimir Rosing and conducted by Laszlo Halasz, the production was successful. Life magazine featured it in a color photo spread. The New Be Live - Duberman - Locked In Mix ** City Opera mounted a touring company of the production, and the opera was again staged in New York for three successive seasons.
The opera The Inch Worm - Lady Isadora - Priestess Of The Pentacle now widely performed around the world. A production by Richard Jones for Opera North  later seen at English National OperaNew York City Opera and Marinero Cantor - Emilio Jose* - Marinero Cantor, used " scratch'n'sniff " cards handed out to the audience, suggesting various scents matching events in the staging gunshots, Truffaldino's "wind", the aroma of oranges.
Advocates of TragedyComedyLyric Drama and Farce argue for their favourite form before the curtain goes up for a play. The King of Clubs and his adviser Pantalone lament the sickness of the Prince, brought on by an indulgence in tragic poetry.
Doctors inform the King that his son's hypochondria can only be cured with laughter, so Pantalone summons the jester Truffaldino to arrange a grand entertainment, together with the secretly inimical prime minister, Leandro. The magician Tchelio, who supports the King, No. 35 Duet Of The Sisters With The Oranges (Allegro Con Brio) - Sergei Prokofiev the witch Fata Morgana, who supports Leandro and Clarice niece of the King, lover of Leandroplay cards to see who will be successful.
Tchelio loses three times in succession to Fata Morgana, who brandishes the King of Spades, alias of Leandro. Leandro and Clarice plot to kill the Prince so that Clarice can succeed to the throne.
The supporters of Tragedy are delighted at this turn of events. The servant Smeraldina reveals that she is also in the service of Fata Morgana, who will support Leandro. All efforts to make the Prince laugh fail, despite the urgings of the supporters of Comedy, until Fata Morgana is knocked over by Truffaldino and falls down, revealing her underclothes—the Prince laughs, as do all the others except for Leandro and Clarice.
Fata Morgana curses him: henceforth, he will be obsessed by a "love for three oranges". At once, the Prince and Truffaldino march off to seek them. Tchelio tells the Prince and Truffaldino where the three oranges are, but warns them that they must have water available Mental Decay - Laid to Waste - Mental Decay the oranges are opened. He also gives Truffaldino a magic ribbon with which to seduce the giant female Cook a bass voice who guards the oranges in the palace of the witch Creonte.
They are blown to the palace with the aid of winds created by the demon Farfarello, who has been summoned by Tchelio. Using the ribbon to distract the Cook, they grab the oranges and carry them into the surrounding desert. While the Prince sleeps, Truffaldino opens two of the oranges. Fairy princesses emerge but quickly die of thirst. The Ridicules give the Prince water to save the third princess, Ninette. The Prince and Ninette fall in love. Several soldiers conveniently appear, and the Prince orders them to bury the two dead princesses.
He leaves to seek clothing for Ninette so he can take her home to marry her, but, while he is gone, Fata Morgana transforms Ninette into a giant rat and substitutes Smeraldina in disguise.
Everyone returns to the King's palace, where the Prince is now forced to prepare to marry Smeraldina. Tchelio and Fata Morgana meet, each accusing the other of cheating, but the Ridicules intervene and spirit the witch away, leaving the field clear for Tchelio. While Leandro and the Master of Ceremonies see that the palace is prepared for the wedding, Tchelio restores Ninette to her natural form. The plotters are sentenced to die but Fata Morgana helps them escape through a trapdoorand the opera ends with everyone praising the Prince and his bride.
Prokofiev compiled a 15—20 minute orchestral suite from the opera for concert use. The suite is in 6 movements:. The composer made the above transcription for piano solo.
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