In his castle, Walter, informed of Rodolfo’s love for a commoner, resolves to end their relationship. Instead, he hopes to have his son marry a widowed duchess, Federica. When Rodolfo is alone with Federica, he reveals that he loves another, but the duchess, who has been infatuated with him since childhood, refuses to break their engagement.
Back in the village, Miller tells Luisa that Rodolfo has deceived her and is about to contract a wealthy marriage. The young man, however, comes to plead his sincerity. When Walter storms in and insults Luisa, Miller defends her. The count orders both Luisa and her father consigned to prison, but Rodolfo secures their freedom by threatening to reveal how his father, with Wurm’s assistance, murdered his cousin to gain his present position.
ACT II: THE INTRIGUE
At the castle, Wurm presents Luisa’s letter to Walter, and the two plot to send it to Rodolfo. Wurm then brings in Luisa. Goaded with threats by Wurm and Walter against her father, she professes her love for Wurm to Federica.
In the castle courtyard, Rodolfo receives Luisa’s letter. In despair, he is about to attack Wurm when Walter persuades him that marrying Federica will be the best way for him to avenge Luisa’s treachery.
ACT III: THE POISON
3 hours 15 minutes with two intermissions
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The legendary musical based on Veniamin Kaverin's novel "Two Captains."
8 October, Sunday
15:00 Kinomax Tandem
Language: Russian, no subtitles
10 October, Tuesday
19:00 Cinema 5 Respublica
Language: French, russian subtitles
11 October, Wednesday
19:00 Kinomax Tandem
Language: English, russian subtitles