Readings — From the January 2013 issue

Russian Unorthodox

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From Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812, an electropop opera by Dave Malloy based on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which ran last fall at Ars Nova in New York City.

pierre: There’s a war going on / Out there somewhere / And Andrey isn’t here.

all: There’s a war going on / Out there somewhere / And Andrey isn’t here / And this is all in your program / You are at the opera / Gonna have to study up a little bit / If you wanna keep with the plot / ’Cuz it’s a complicated Russian novel / Everyone’s got nine different names / But look it up in your program / We’d appreciate it, thanks a lot / Da da da / Da da da / Da da da / Natasha! 

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