Katya Ermolaeva


Katya Ermolaeva’s research project at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (University of St. Andrews) is to prepare a critical edition of the original version of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera War and Peace, Op. 91 (1941-42). Fully supported by a three-year studentship from the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, Katya is reconstructing the orchestral score from autograph manuscripts housed in Moscow archives. Katya’s critical edition, co-edited with her supervisor Dr. Rita McAllister, represents Prokofiev’s original vision of the opera and an alternate to the version performed to date, which contains extensive revisions made under Soviet ideological pressure and censorship.

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