Victory Over the Sun
The World’s First Futurist Opera
Distributed for University of Exeter Press
The futurist opera Victory Over the Sun—written by Aleksei Kruchenykh and first performed in St. Petersburg in December 1913—was central to the Russian avant-garde, important for its libretto, its fragmentary, modernistic score, and its innovative sets and costumes. This book features an excellent translation of the text, accompanied by a number of essays from international contributors such as Laurence Senelick and John E. Bowlt that offer new insights into the practice and history of Russian theater in the first half of the twentieth century.