A Question of Faith

One act opera.

Thomas Z. Shepard

Text: Libretto by Sheldon Harnick.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Mr. and Mrs. Leskov implore the saintly miracle worker (and madman) Ivan Koreisha to bless their eldest daughter?s union with a child: it seems that her inability to bear children has discouraged suitors from courting her two younger sisters. Alas, the addled holy man gets things twisted and it is not the married Kapitolina who finds herself pregnant but her unmarried sister, Katerina. Mr. Leskov is ready to kill Koreisha but his levelheaded son-in-law, Larion, senses that Katerina?s pregnancy is the result of human nature, not divine intervention. He soon learns that his assistant, Boris, is the father, whereupon Mr. Leskov goes after Boris! Shouts, threats, tears and imprecations precede the happy ending in which Boris wins his adored Katerina and Kapitolina learns that she, too, is with child ? all tumultuously emotional and all very, very Russian.

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Additional Information

Cast Voices Main roles: Lyric Soprano, Soprano or Light Mezzo-Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Lyric Tenor, 2 Comic Baritone, Baritone Bit Parts: 3 Soprano (can be doubled by main characters)
Duration 01:00:00
Orchestration 1(Picc.) 1(E.H.) 1(EbCl./B(Cl./A) 1(Cbsn.) - 2 0 0 0; Perc. Kbd. Str.