Mazeppa

Mazeppa

Mazeppa, properly Mazepa, is an opera in three acts by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto was written by Victor Burenin and is based on Pushkin's poem Poltava. Mazeppa is a blood-thirsty tale of crazy love, abduction, political persecution, execution, and vengeful murder. The action takes place in Ukraine at the beginning of the 18th century. The protagonists are the historical figures Ivan Stepanovych Mazeppa, the Hetman of the Ukrainian Cossacks, and Vasyl Leontiyovych Kochubey, a very prosperous Ukrainian nobleman and statesman. ... more on Wikipedia

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