A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems
Seventh International Andrei Ershov Memorial Conference «PERSPECTIVES OF SYSTEM INFORMATICS»

15-19 June, 2009, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia

Juno and Avos

Fantasy Ballet on the subject of a rock opera

Thursday, June 18, 16.30 - 21.00

"Juno" and "Avos" were the names given to his ships by Count Rezanov, when he started for the coasts of America with the aim of extending international relations of Russia. A love story of Count Rezanov and a Spanish girl named Conchita is the main plot of the ballet.

The romantic love of Nicholai Rezanov and a Spainsh beauty named Conchita was glorified by many poets and writers. Their love story as well as the love stories of Alexander and Thais, Pericl and Asparia, Anthony and Kleopatra, Romeo and Juliett is worth admiration. Should we consign this story to the oblivion?

There was charming, beautiful, radiant Conchita Arguello, the daughter of the Presidio commandant. She was born in that old Presidio. She was dancing there in the joyful delight of her innocent childhood. In the rays of sunrise, daylight and sunset she was spending her childhood. There her childhood was blossoming into the femininity. She was ruling as a queen in that old building. She was the head of celebrations and festivities there:

On the 8th of April, 1806 the "Juno" ship of Russian chamberlain Rezanov came into the bay. And the miracle of love happened: I understand that, if you leave me

Then we can sooner be with you together
Please, stay with me:
you'd better leave me
And may be you will stay with me forever.
Oh, my beloved, take me along.
I'll be your sail.
My heart will feel the storms,
It seems to me, I'm loosing you again!
 A. Voznesensky

On the 21st of May about 4 p. m. the "Juno" weighed anchor and sailed for Sitka. Passing the fort of St. Iokim it fired 7 volleys and got in response 9:The California Governer, the Arguelloes , friends and acquaintances gathered on the fort and were sending "Adjeu" with their hats and kerchiefs.

And one faithful soul was standing watching the see till the ship disappeared from the horizon: Ten years've passed in expectation.

You're on your way.
You're so close to me.
I leave the candle light in habitation
For you the shortest way could see.
Hard twenty years've passed in expectation.
You're on your way. You're so close to me.
I leave the candle light in habitation,
You'll put all evil forces on the knee:
And thirty years've passed in expectation.
You're on your way, you're so close to me.
I leave the candle light in habitation.
I've got the wing, I can't say what will be.
 A. Voznesensky


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