In Saint-Petersburg on 85-m to year of life has died the playwright Yury Dimitrin, known as the author of the libretto for the first Soviet rock Opera “Orpheus and Eurydice”, he said on his page in Facebook that his friend, composer Alexander Zhurbin. With composer Dimitrin collaborated, working on “Orpheus and Eurydice”.
Yury Dimitrin (Michelson) was born in Leningrad on March 20, 1934. Known as the author of more than 70 of the libretto. Thanks to him for the first time in Russian translation sounded Opera “Love drink” Donizetti, Bizet’s “Carmen”, “Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell, “Pagliacci” Leoncavallo, “Mr. Bruschino” Rossini and others. One of the last theatrical works Dimitrina — libretto of the Opera-mystery “the Brothers Karamazov” by Dostoevsky, staged by Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky theatre in 2008. Author Dimitrina owned and textbook on the theory and practice of the libretto, a number of books and articles on problems of musical dramaturgy.
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