HomeProductionsOperasCatherinaSynopsisAct III


Catherina is walking through the woods wearing worn out rough clothes. She is carrying her baby in the arms. Tired to death she sits down, sings a lullaby to her baby and falls asleep. The girl dreams of a recent past: cheerful friends, smiling mother and father who are waiting for her at her native house. Shе also dreams of Ivan who meets Catherina with sincere love.

A faraway soldiers’ song is heard. The girl wakes up and sees an officer. She recognizes her beloved Ivan: “My sweetheart, where have you been?” The young man turns away from begging Catherina: «Go away, woman, I do not know you...».

The soldiers feel deep sympathy towards the girl, but they have no rights or hope, just as Catherina. She tries to show Ivan his son, but the noble leaves. The miserable mother hugs her child for the last time, covers him with her coat and leaves on the road heading towards the river…


    October, 2020