Publisher: G. Schirmer
The Betrothal In A Monastery (The Duenna) (1941), 86
available in the USA, Canada and Mexico only
Libretto by the composer after Sheridan's "Duenna." Verses by Mira Mendelson
Schirmer Russian Music
Opera and Music Theatre
2 Hours 36 Minutes
6 Tenors, 5 Baritones, Soprano, Alto, Mezzo soprano, 3 Basses, Contralto [=Mezzo soprano], 3 musicians (Trumpet, Bass Drum, Double Bass)
Lyric-comic opera in four acts, nine scenes.
In eighteenth century Seville, a rich middle-aged merchant Mendoza wants to marry Louise, the daughter of an impoverished nobleman, but he is tricked into marrying Louise’s duenna, who has been masquerading as the young lady and who helps Louise and her brother marry those they really love.