Opera in one act
P. Tchaikovsky
Libretto by M. Tchaikovsky based on the drama «King Rene's Daughter» by H. Hertz
Rene, King of Naples, Count of Provence
Iolanta, blind daughter of King Rene
Robert, Duke of Burgundy
Count Vaudemont, a Burgundian knight
Ibn-Hakia, a Moorish physician
Almeric, armour-bearer to the King
Bertrand, doorkeeper of the castle
Marta, Bertrand’s wife, Iolanta’s nursemaid
Brigitta and Laura, Iolanta’s friends
Iolanta’s servant-girls and friends, the king’s retinue, the Duke’s regiment, men-at-arms.
The events take place in in the mountains of southern France in the 15th century.