Variation on the Kazakh Theme: About Sergei Prokofiev’s Unfinished Opera "Khan Buzay"


The papers described an unfinished opera that Prokofiev planned during the Second World War. On the basis of archival research, the author reveals the history of the composer’s work on this opera and notes the specific features of its libretto and musical material, which also appeared in other works by Prokofiev in the 1940s.