Somewhat in the vein of those old Opera-L threads where we all cast the opera versions of, I don't know, Brokeback Mountain (which would obviously involve the male leads from American Tragedy while I'm on the topic) and with a tip of the hat to Nick and the Wellsungs, I present the following.
JSU: i was kicking around the idea of an all-russian cast of this
JSU: 'an unamerican tragedy'
JSU: of course!
JSU: starring hvoro, of course
Maury: he's too old
JSU: doesn't matter
Maury: sort of.
JSU: he's a similar combo to gunn
JSU: not very loud, good looking
JSU: good sound
JSU: though hvoro has better breath, etc
Maury: gunn has better pecs, so it's a draw.
JSU: evseeva as roberta
Maury: borodina is inevitable as sondra i guess.
JSU: not sure about the light tenor
Maury: yeah neither am i
JSU: for the uncle, galooooosin
Maury: galuzin* as the father i guess.
Maury: uncle, whatever
JSU: as the cousin
Maury: oh, in the upshaw role?
Maury: jesus, that was easy casting.
JSU: maybe guryakova for evseeva if you want to go all-kirov
JSU : Guryakova has a not-huge voice but good dramatically...was v. good in Mazeppa
Maury: i've never heard either
Maury: oh no no no Prokina
JSU: what was she in?
Maury: i saw her a hundred years ago in kat'a in dallas. intense. only problem is she's perhaps not plain enough.
*de-Gallicizing the transliteration of his name is a tic of mine. Sue me.