Комическая опера Б.К. Бланка "Красавица и привидение"
The article is devoted to the almost unknown Russian opera event - staged at the Сourt Theater play, libretto of which was written by a young officer Boris Blanc. The article is accompanied by the publication of the text of this forgotten at present time theatrical work.
F. Werfel about G. Verdi (based on the composition «Verdi. Novel of the opera») (by Zusman V. G., Zusman N. D.). In this paper the cultural opposition «Verdi - Wagner» is discussed. The opposition is described by the Austrian writer Franz Werfel in his «Verdi. Novel of the opera». Werfel compares the artistic world and the personality of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi with the German composer Richard Wagner. The author comes to conclusion, that the principle of melody, the power of an individual human voice expressed in the music of Verdi are much more important than the combined force of the instruments in the orchestra of Wagner.
The article is devoted to the history of translation of European literature into Russian in the middle of the XVIII century.