Opera "Peals of distant thunder" Libretto T. Abashidze  

The characters:

Mos Hagur, the leader of the peasants - tenor

Akoza, his beloved - soprano

Butcher, the leader of the princely armies - baritone

Thahoh, farmer, friend Hagura - baritone

Nago Sheretlukov, orc (a rich landlord) - bass

Darihat, his wife - mezzo-soprano

Merzabech, baykol (clerk Nago) - baritone

Alkes, Grand Duke bzhedugov - bass

Ashough, folk storyteller and singer - tenor

Hassan Mourad, a Turkish merchant - tenor

Farmers, peasants, princes, baykoli, guests at the wedding.

The action takes place in Adygea.

Duration: end of the 18th century.

 

Prologue

Symphony, overture, "Bziyukskaya battle."

After a symphonic piece slowly lit light. Ominous red glow gleaming scene with the bodies of those who fell in the battle of the Circassians. Moves across the stage Ashug, followed women mourners and Akoza.

They mourn the dead.

At heart, the death of so many people shocked, Ashyg song born of the terrible fratricidal war.

"The Ballad of BZIYUKSKOY Battle"

Ashugs CHOIR & weepers.

You AKOZA-desert expanse is filled with blood,

Bziyuzhskaya battle sowed death

Ashugs-O my people! How to drink the bitter cup

Happened to you today under heaven native

These dead does not really raise

In the realm of death to rest my brothers ....

CHOIR - a sea of ​​blood washed native land

Become red dry grass in the fields

Where and terrible slaughter was fierce-

Deathly silence, a cold mist ....

Ashugs-O people, you did not save the solar idol

Though he offered up prayers once you

The chill of death fearless souls bound

And the sad song starts kamyl.

 

CHORUS-My people, you awaken in a dream not long

As thou goest green sprout in the spring

And without food will not leave the land of the roots

Eternal tree of freedom you will be on it ...

You AKOZA-desert expanse is filled with blood

Ashugs Bziyuzhskaya battle sowed death.

CHOIR

When subside Ashyg voice, along with the change of light, like a memory of the past, there is a farmstead Sheretlukovyh.

 

ACT.

Wide courtyard landlord Sheretlukova Nago. In the yard

Young girls-carder involved combing wool and vydelyvaniem burkas. Gradually courtyard crowded with peasants who brought Nago his share of the crop. They brought him not just bags of grain and wool, they give the landlord his work, their sweat and their blood. That's why it's so hard and so sad their song.

Sounds Choir "Weary Sun". This is the main leitmotif of national grief, the people's suffering, which goes through the whole opera, after all the plot twists and turns.

CHORUS: Weary sun rays to pour into the valleys

Autumn day on the road weary.

Calloused hands were damp hot back-

So neposilen prince rents.

Tired hands on other work,

We back oppression cruelly fate

Of golden wheat evil orc

Baked golden bread.

Anger in the hearts and souls of the oppressed

Bear, the pain and fear.

There will come a moment, long-suffering collapses

His tormentors we wipe the dust.

Weary sun rays pour into the valleys

Autumn day on the road weary,

Calloused hands were damp hot back-

So neposilen prince rents.

Among peasants rushing clerk Sheretlukovyh-Merzabech. He is a former farmer who approached and lifted Nago, so Merzabech he tries to prove his zeal and devotion.

MERZABECH: Hey! Look at that bastard.

He is in broad daylight brazenly robbed the owner ..

Now I wake whip your conscience!

Merzabech swung wants to hit one of tfokotley whip, but he did not succeed: the crowd pops Hagur, snatching the whip from hand baykolya, he flings it away to the side.

HAGUR: Wait, Merzabech! Pretty fun of us.

We are not slaves!

Discarded Hagurom, whip Merzabecha falls at the feet of the hostess-Darihat. This angers her. Shouted an angry Darihat tfokotlyu:

DARIHAT: How dare you to command in my yard, miserable vagabond! I have studied this rebel ...

CHOIR peasants anger in the hearts and souls of the oppressed

Bear, the pain and fear

There will come a moment, long-suffering collapses

His tormentors we wipe the dust.

Farmers come to the dark wall of the offenders. At the noise of the house appears Sheretlukov Nago. Seeing orc farmers fall silent.

Nagoya: What happened? What's that noise?

MERZABECH: Ziuskhan! These people have lost conscience.

They are given short grain allotted to you.

Nagoya: Should I make a noise over such a trifle.

Calm down people ... Return to your homes.

A crowd of peasants, suppressing disturbance diverges.

Weary pouring sun rays in the valley

Autumn day on the road weary.

Calloused hands were damp hot back-

So neposilen princely dues ...

When the yard is empty, Nago approaches baykolyu.

Nago Merzabech, give me the whip.

Stressed he affectionately refers to the bailiff, and when he dutifully gives him his whip, Nago, swinging beats him.

Nagoya: Slacker! I told you: never zli crowd of ragged.

Each of them should be cracking down on the single!

Punishing baykolya, Nago and Darihat leave the house. Merzabech left alone.

MERZABECH: I despise here and there

One as a finger, cheat fate.

 

When Merzabech ceases, in the orchestra sounds the leitmotif of love. Out of the house a young girl, it Akoza a servant in the house of the landlord. Seeing her, Merzabech hiding behind a tree and furtively watching her.

Arioso Akozy:

Cloudless sky and the sun sings

All bright joy it gives

What whispers river banks?

Of loyalty to me her joy at hand.

Here is a clear rainbow lights

As if all of the joy says

I have joy in the heart of melodious wear

And to share it in a hurry.

 

Cloudless sky and the sun sings

All bright joy it gives

What whispers river banks?

Of loyalty to me her joy at hand.

 

In the garden there is the beloved, a young farmer Akozy Hagur Mos. Baykol Merzabech, hiding behind a tree, overhears the conversation of lovers.

DUET AKOZY And HAGURA.

HAGUR: Akoza, I'm glad you're here, you're next

I waited for you and live a dream

I love your image with called-

And you came, magically glowing beauty

How do you want to quit this house

And to be with you

And to be with you ...

Akoza, do not you speak?

Tell me what sad?

Tell me what sad?

Tell me what sad?

 

AKOZA: And I've been waiting for you my choice

Oh, if I was free!

I have my life you'd give.

To you strive with all your heart and soul.

Call you only the sun will rise,

And at night I talk to you.

How do you want to leave this terrible house

And to be with you alone,

And to be with you alone,

And to be with you alone,

And to be with you alone,

And to be with you two.

TOGETHER: Nothing can separate us

Whole life to each other, we will love

My love, the desire of an hour,

Love forever unite us.

My love is the desire of an hour,

Love forever unite us.

On the balcony to Darihat. Lovers hiding. Seeing Darihat, Merzabech respectfully calls out to her:

MERZABECH: Madam! Lady!

DARIHAT: What happened? Speak!

 

MERZABECH: Hagur, your laborer, and Akoza, maid, want to get married. I just overheard them.

DARIHAT: No, this can not be allowed!

Go call me master, and send someone of the servants of

Hasan Murad, who was staying at my brother's house.

Merzabech runs into the house. Darihat left alone.

 

DARIHAT: How unfair the world works!

More recently, hot and passionate eyes of men were turned against me only. Sight-their wounded hearts love arrows! More recently, I was young and beautiful, and now maid eclipsed me. No, not gonna happen.

 

From the house there Nago accompanied Merzabecha.

DARIHAT Nago! Our house is amiss. Without our consent and Hagur Akoza decided to marry. Promise to sell Akozu Turk.

Nagoya: No! This can not be! Hagur our vrag.Ya not give him Akozu.

While Nago Darihat and Merzabech reason, standing on the balcony of the house, the yard includes a rich Turkish merchant Hassan Mourad. Respectful, even obsequious bowing, he welcomed the orc with his wife.

Hasan Murad: Salam Alaikum!

Nagoya: As time you showed up.

Hasan Murad: God bless you!

Nagoya: Hasan Murad, I want to sell you Akozu.

Hasan Murad: What do I hear? Very pleased. How many you ask?

 

Nagoya: Best in the prices you know about, to appoint himself and take her.

 

QUARTET

 

HASSAN: A beautiful girl I get

Such a clear sun ray

I'll take it on swift steed,

Richer and more beautiful than I would a harem.

 

Nagoya: No, strive to keep the horse in the herd

You can not ever believe I can,

Destroy it, keep the herd,

After all, the spirit of it, we need humility.

 

DARIHAT: How dare maid, I do not carry,

Solar eclipse my beauty

Hatred filled my heart

Can it get rid of it in the end?

 

MERZABECH: Resentment at Hagura in my heart I did not find it,

Time had come, now being accomplished revenge.

Recently, on the honor of lying spot

Perfidy and baseness of it washed away.

 

Hassan Murad leaves. Night falls, abates village, the houses lights go out.

 

The orchestra is growing alarming music. It stirs feelings prepare something bad, terrible. Heard a roar, a female scream, the sound of hooves, which fades away.

In the silence that suddenly hear a sound alarm. In the village of anxiety, increases the noise of the crowd. On all sides the court Sheretlukovyh come running alarmed farmers. They met each Hagura-Thahoh.

 

CHOIR Peasants: What happened? Explain! Tell us! Explain-

those that happen?

 

THAHOH: Akozu sold! Akozu kidnapped! The servants of the house as seen

Merzabech his friends rode away to the coast.

 

This tragic news is a wave of indignation.

 

CHORUS: For Sale! Kidnapped!

How long will trade princes us?

How long will we sell?

 

CHORUS: Rise of friends

It is time,

Rise friends!

Though not all reach there,

Where the new world vault

We are flesh and blood of mother nature

We have never and no

Will not give up their freedom.

The uprising friends!

The uprising friends!

 

The crowd is ready to storm the house Sheretlukovyh. But Thahoh stops all words

 

THAHOH: Oh, brother! Now is not the time to fight with Sheretlukovym.

Akozu should be returned, otherwise she would not see her

homeland.

 

CHORUS: For Sale! Kidnapped!

How long will we sell?

How long will we sell?

Akozu return!

 

HAGUR: Who's with me?! In the chase!

 

CHORUS: Pursue! Pursue! Pursue!

 

Hagur with a few friends thrown in pursuit. On stage blackout. Orchestra depicts chase. Shot in the dark sounds, and when light comes on, we see the mortally wounded Merzabecha. Here you are with your friends and Hagur Akoza. Merzabech dies. Dying, he repented of his evil and unjust acts. Before his death, he curses Nago for the fact that he had stripped him of the simple joys of peasant labor. Very nice memory Merzabecha before death is a sunny morning at the plow in the field.

 

ARIA-monologue MERZABECHA:

 

How strange to see his blood ...

And there is no pain ... It goes ...

So what's the point

Whole life was!

From plow to go under a clear sky ...

So how do you live

I am without his land?

After all, I wasted life for nothing!

Sorry, sorry

Suffering people!

Do not let the enemy sworn!

Bear his sin

So hard I

And then came the stern reckoning ...

Damn ork

I stole

Holy plowman freedom!

It was my life

Of hell fire

I bow at the feet of the people.

I see the light -

In my hands plow!

I am the son of the earth! The soul is rejoicing!

How strange to see his blood ...

And there is no pain ... It goes ...

 

Merzabech bad lived and did a lot of evil, but in the moment of death, he repented, he realized his sin. Hagur friends forgive villain.

 

CURTAIN.

 

ACT II

 

WEDDING AND HAGURA AKOZY.

 

Orchestral introduction. Driven bride.

 

CHORUS: O-ra, on-the-ri-ra

O-ri-ra, on our falcon marries

About Mr. oh-ri-da.

O-ri-da, oh yeah the beautiful.

Oh, oh, oh, oh-so-ri

O-ri-yes, he's the second horse.

Oh, oh, oh, oh-so-ri.

O-ri-da, unlucky in house beauty.

Oh, oh, oh-so-ri.

 

Praising the bride.

CHORUS: Orido, marries our falcon

Orido, but a beautiful woman.

People gather at our wedding.

On our wedding joy and happiness.

Hey! Accordion, play louder

Louder, more fun, Orido.

Orido, let it be our holiday

Orido, but national.

Get ready, people at our wedding,

Merrily sing, sing and dance.

Hey! Accordion, play louder

Louder, more fun, Orido.

 

DANCE: 1. Zagatlyat-fast dance.

2. Udzh-Hur and lyrical dance.

3. UZ-mass quick dance with the chorus.

After the ritual of the wedding ceremony in the National climax of celebrations in close surroundings appear Nago and Turk Hasan Murad. They require termination wedding ceremony.

 

CHORUS: What to Nago! What should be the orc!

Since when he began to attend our holidays?

 

Nagoya: How dare Hagur, to marry Akozu I sold?

It is owned by Hasan Murad.

Take it!

 

Baykoli rush to Akoze, but the peasants wall stand up for the girl and her fiance.

 

CHOIR: Nago! Why are behaving as if you are not a woman has given birth,

a wolf, what joy to you in our grief?

Woe to us! Black sun rises over our heads ...

Spilled sweat shed tears cry for vengeance.

 

AKOZA: Oh, my God! Soften the heart of ill Nago.

 

CURTAIN.

 

 

ACT III

 

 

Scene One.

 

The Grand-Duke bzhedugov Alkesa meeting princes. Princes gathered to listen Darihat and her relatives, who rebelled shapsug peasants driven from their home estates. All outraged and frightened by this event. The crowd was playing Darihat.

 

DARIHAT: I came to my son for help.

The peasants revolted.

They burned the house and killed her husband, seized the land.

To pacify them, you need your strength.

CHORUS Prince: What do we hear? Be war!

Lead us to war, Grand Duke!

 

ALKES: I was brought up shapsugs country.

And if we go to war,

We will have to destroy another.

DARIHAT: How dare you say that?

You, my breast-fed?

ALKES (angrily): What do you mean, mother?

DARIHAT: That and your peasants did as ours.

Butcher: Events in Bastuke only the first spark

of which might break a big fire.

PRINCE: Ziuskhan! Farmers decided that every man must

cultivate his field ...

 

DARIHAT: Yes! They say that those who sow and remove bread anyone

do not have to, because all are equal before God.

 

(These words cause a general disturbance)

 

DARIHAT: My son, I beseech, do not let

such a shame to fall on our head!

 

Prince: Be war. Show us the Grand Duke.

 

Butcher: insults Shapsug orcs, it's our

resentment. Justice can only

tool. Show us the Grand Duke.

 

ALKES: Once assembly of princes decides, I agree.

Be war!

 

Arioso ALKESA.

 

Oh, no! I'm not going to lead the troops,

Ask me not.

Here, the one who will take trouble

My younger brother Butcher

He is young and bold

And spoiling for a fight

I believe him, he thanes

He will lead all of a

My younger brother Butcher.

Prince: Lead, lead us Butcher.

Alkes and princes disagree, Butcher left alone.

ARIA Butcher.

Oh, the glorious moment

Oh, the finger of fate

What awaits me on the battlefield?

Can it be reached in an hour, I struggle

The crown of his earthly pursuit?

Me the way is open!

A dream come true

Soul burns, burns, and rejoice.

Oh, the glorious moment of luck, burn my star

Now do not go out, I never damtebe.

Scene Two.

When the light comes on the scene, we see the battle tents and tent Hagura. Hagur one in the tent. At him and Thahoha lay a heavy responsibility for the fate of fellow: he looks out, but one way out, fight to the death.

 

ARIA HAGURA.

 

My native land, give me strength

To survive this bloody moment

Shall brothers head fold

Today is destined, and go to the grave?

My people you are born under the free wind

As the wind is strong and you're free

Not hide the clouds of sunlight

Thou shalt not kneeling.

And I, your son,

A peasant woman born,

Thee elected at this difficult time

That the spirit of freedom in the hearts of not extinguished

So that the people lived peacefully liberated

My land is not let fall

On your chest to me to win.

O my people, you gave me the power

And are you following me after

Honorable duty I will perform

I will bring you to freedom

And only then, my land,

Let the eternal sleep comes to me.

My land, my own, give me strength

To survive this bloody moment

Shall brothers head fold

Today is destined, and go to the grave?

By Haguru is a warrior and says that it wants to see the stranger. He advises Haguru be careful.

 

WARRIOR: Hagur! You want to see the stranger. Be careful,

treacherous princes ... They can send for a purpose killer ...

Be careful!

 

HAGUR: Thank you, brother! I'll be careful.

Warrior enters stranger hood. Alone with Hagurom off, the hood. This Butcher-leader princely armies. Hagur shocked.

Butcher: I came to prevent fratricide, to avoid the grief that will enter every house ...

Understand ... No one can change the world, is the destiny

Almighty ... The prince and the slave master and laborer, servant and

owner. So it has been and will be, for this is the will of Allah!

Going against his will you incur his wrath ...

Submit! Return the orcs their land and livestock.

Humble yourself and everything will go on as before.

We will forgive you this rebellion.

Let not the bullets sing-song

Dews umoyutsya not blood ...

 

HAGUR: No! You princes, acting like pirates ...

Burn houses, kill, sell people starving

Village ... shed our blood cries out for vengeance.

We know, Russian empress handed guns and soldiers to

suppress our freedom.

Bullet, bullet, sword-sword we should meet ...

Better death than a shameful slave life.

Butcher leaves. Scenery changes ...

Now she portrays Bziyukskoe field. Away glimmering dawn, the sun will rise soon. Heliolater-Cherkess pray divine sun disc to send them a long life and victory.

Hymn to the Sun.

CHORUS: Oh, my sun! Oh, my God!

Allow us sinners with the hope

Raise their eyes to your bright face.

Bless us, your children,

The difficult battle.

Let it become for us, the good will of your

Nor forsake us your kindness.

Have mercy!

 

DUET HAGURA THAHOHA And the choir.

 

HAGUR: Brothers!

Calls us to own land

Hour of battle is not far off:

Bloody dawn east stained.

 

CHORUS: So let us single wall

One, we have a home

In the struggle for freedom and honor

We do not have a road.

 

THAHOH: Brothers!

Liberty breathe heart

Swear to give to the end

All his strength and prowess.

HAGUR: Brothers!

The bloody sun rises

Freedom is calling us to battle.

Lighting changes. In the space of tossing a purple-red flashes on the back side of rushing shadow fighting, you can hear the sounds of martial arts. This scene is an exact repeat of the prologue. When the suite is over and lit the light, the scene is covered with the bodies of the fallen.

Epilogue.

Across the stage, as in the beginning, is accompanied Ashug women with torches. They are looking for loved ones, mourning men ...

Led mourners Akoza.

 

Ashugs CHOIR & weepers.

 

AKOZA: You're covered in blood desert expanse,

Bziyuzhskaya battle sowed death.

 

Ashugs: O my people! How to drink the bitter cup

Happened to you today under heaven native

These dead does not really raise

In the realm of death to rest my brothers ...

 

CHORUS: Sea of ​​blood washed native land

Become red dry grass in the fields

Where and terrible slaughter was fierce-

Deathly silence, a cold mist ...

Ashugs: O people, you are not saved by the solar idol

Though he offered up prayers once you

The chill of death fearless souls bound

And the sad song starts kamyl.

 

CHORUS: My people, you are not long probudesh dream

As thou goest green sprout in the spring

And without food will not leave the land of the roots

Eternal tree of freedom you will be on it ...

 

AKOZA: You're covered in blood desert expanse

Ashugs: Bziyuzhskaya battle sowed death.

CHORUS:

CURTAIN.

 

 



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