May Night - Roles

Roles

Role Voice type Premiere cast
21 January (O.S. 9 January),1880
(Conductor: Eduard Nápravník)
Village-Head (Mayor) bass Fyodor Stravinsky
Levko, his son tenor Pyotr Lodiy
Mayor's sister-in-law mezzo-soprano Anna Bichurina
(Ganna) Hanna mezzo-soprano Mariya Slavina
Clerk bass Vladimir Sobolyov
Distiller tenor Nikolay Ende
Kalenik bass Ivan Melnikov
Pannochka, rusalka soprano Feodosiya Velinskaya
Brood-Hen, rusalka mezzo-soprano
Raven, rusalka soprano
Stepmother, rusalka mezzo-soprano
Chorus, silent roles" Lads, lasses, village police, rusalki (drowned maidens)

Note: The Village-Head (Голова, Golova) is usually translated "Mayor". "Pannochka" is a diminutive of "Panna", a title in Polish and Ukrainian for a lady.

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