The opera The Fiery Angel after the eponymous novel by Valery Bryusov was written between 1919 and 1927. The premiere came only in 1955, in Venice – for a long time, theatres would not stage this work, which is steeped in passion and the occult. At the time of writing The Fiery Angel, Prokofiev had his own experience of demons of the kind that pursued poor Renata.
Telmondis, Mariinsky Theatre, Mezzo, CNC
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