Based on I.Kotliarevsky’s play.
Edited by M. Skoryk and A. Solovyanenko.
Premiered on the stage of the Kyiv Opera on July 5, 2012.
Natalka awaits the return of her fiance Petro, who is working abroad. She is noted by the elderly landowner Vozniy, who persuades Viborniy to intercede with her on his behalf.
Viborniy persuades Natalka’s mother, Terpilikha, that her daughter should marry the wealthy Vozniy, rather than await the uncertain return of Petro. The village maidens prepare Natalka for her wedding, although she is in despair.
Petro returns: Mykola informs him of Natalka’s engagement. Natalka appears and tells Petro she loves only him. Terpilikha objects, and Petro undertakes to leave the village if it will prevent bad feeling. Touched by this gesture, Vozniy relents and all ends happily.