Vladimir Zotov

Vladimir Zotov (1821-1896)

Russian writer, journalist and translator (b. 4/16 July 1821 in Saint Petersburg; d. 1896 in Saint Petersburg), born Vladimir Rafailovich Zotov (Владимир Рафаилович Зотов).

Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Zotov

The libretto to Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta was devised by the composer's brother Modest (1850–1916), after Zotov's translation of the Danish drama Kong Renés Datter (1845) by Henrik Hertz (1798–1870). Modest mistakenly attributed the translation to Konstantin Zvantsev (1823-1890) [1].

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Notes and References

  1. See Жизнь Петра Ильича Чайковского, том 3 (1902), p. 556. However, it was established by Vasily Yakovlev that the libretto is based on the revision of the drama made by Vladimir Zotov.