What drives a man to the brink of madness?
An exiled Russian nobleman consumed by jealousy, an aging Baron who dies calling not for his son but for his gold, and a young couple consigned to the Second Circle of Hell after an illicit kiss. Three timeless tales inspired by Alexander Pushkin and Dante’s Inferno and brought to life in this presentation of the complete operatic output of one of the most beloved Russian composers, Sergei Rachmaninoff.
An exiled man desperate to build a home with a beautiful woman (Yelena Dyachek) destroys everything when he discovers her in the arms of another (Andrew Bidlack).
A dying Baron (Mikhail Svetlov) amasses tremendous amounts of gold which he guards zealously, alienating everyone—including his own son (Spencer Hamlin).
Dante (Yeghishe Manucharyan) meets two young lovers (Dyachek and Bidlack), who are murdered and consigned to the Second Circle of Hell after a stolen kiss.
Presented in Concert in Russian, with English Supertitles
Collective US Premiere
“Odyssey Opera soars in Rachmaninoff’s ‘Troika’…the composer’s three one-act operas made a complete and compelling set.” — The Boston Globe
Cast and Creative
TROIKA is made possible through the sponsorship of the TROIKA Artist and Production Underwriters. We thank them for their generous support of Odyssey Opera’s return to live performance.
Samuel & Deborah Bruskin
Greg Bulger & Richard Dix
Jean Fuller Farrington
Winifred Perkin Gray
John & Elizabeth Loder
Joanne Zervas Sattley