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Act І

Andrew is in love with Catherina, but she does not return his love. Since the Russian soldiers came to stay in their village her heart has belonged to the young Ivan, junior officer. Andrew warns the girl that the solders will leave soon and Catherina will stay alone. Catherina does not want to believe his words but the seeds of doubt and worries start growing in her heart. Why did not Ivan tell her about leaving himself?

Girls and young men get together for a village party. Everybody is having fun, however, Catherina is being sad. Ivan appears and cheers her up. She believes his insincere words full of hypocrisy. 


    October, 2020