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Snegúrochka (The Snow Maiden) was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring Beauty and Grandfather Frost.
Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo, (who vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love), Snegúrochka’s fate is entrusted to a wood sprite.
Ten years after its creation, Rimsky‑Korsakov wrote: “anyone who fails to love ‘The Snow Maiden’ understands nothing of my works nor of myself”. This masterpiece of popular Slavic literature brings to the stage a magical fantasy of love and mythical renewal. Aida Garifullina sings the title role under young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov. 260m (including 2 intervals) + 15min intro .
This magnificent and rarely performed epic opera by Rimsky Korsakov is not showing in most UK venues.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)