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The Tale of Tsar Saltan
About the performance

The Tale of Tsar Saltan is the fairest fairy tale among all others by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1900). Turmoils experienced by its heroes are resolved happily for everyone; even villains receive forgiveness; the most important thing, though, nobody dies. The only exception is a ‘wizard’- kite: he appears for a minute in the second act and immediately perishes from ‘Tsarevich’ (prince in English) Guidon’s arrow – following the plot of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin.

Wonderfully written libretto full of musical ‘wonders’ by Vladimir Belsky and the score by Rimsky-Korsakov were already highly appraised during premiere. It was first performed by Private Opera Society (1900). Performance became legendary due to scenic design by Mikhail Vrubel and ‘mysterious look of unforgettable Tsarevna’ (The Swan-Princess). The role was created by artist’s wife Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel (quoted in the review by famous critic and musicologist Evgeny Braudo).

Premiered on September 26, 2019.

Presented with two intervals.

Libretto by Vladimir Belsky after Alexander Pushkin’s tale of the same name

Conductor
Tugan Sokhiev

With participation of circus artists.

Scene:
New Stage
Auditorium
Run time:
3 hours 10 minutes
Language:
Russian

Sung in Russian with English surtitles

Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
Denis Makarov as Tsar Saltan.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Svetlana Lachina as the Cook. Irina Dolzhenko as Old mother Babarikha. Yulia Mazurova as the Weaver.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Maria Lobanova as Tsaritsa Militrisa.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Olga Seliverstova as Tsaritsa Militrisa.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Bekhzod Davronov as Tsarevich Guidon. Anna Aglatova as the Swan-Princess.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Olga Seliverstova as Tsaritsa Militrisa. Bekhzod Davronov as Tsarevich Guidon.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Vyacheslav Pochapsky as Tsar Saltan.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Ekaterina Morozova as Tsaritsa Militrisa.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Konstantin Artemiev as Tsarevich Guidon. Anastasia Sorokina as the Swan-Princess.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Anastasia Sorokina as the Swan-Princess. Ilya Selivanov as Tsarevich Guidon.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Cast
29 April
2023

Saturday, 19:00

29 April
2023

Saturday, 12:00

28 April
2023

Friday, 19:00

27 April
2023

Thursday, 19:00

26 April
2023

Wednesday, 19:00

08 January
2023

Sunday, 19:00

07 January
2023

Saturday, 19:00

06 January
2023

Friday, 19:00

06 January
2023

Friday, 12:00

05 January
2023

Thursday, 19:00

05 January
2023

Thursday, 12:00

04 January
2023

Wednesday, 19:00

02 June
2022

Thursday, 19:00

01 June
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

13 March
2022

Sunday, 14:00

12 March
2022

Saturday, 19:00

09 January
2022

Sunday, 19:00

08 January
2022

Saturday, 19:00

08 January
2022

Saturday, 12:00

07 January
2022

Friday, 19:00

06 January
2022

Thursday, 19:00

05 January
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

05 January
2022

Wednesday, 12:00

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Synopsis

Prologue

On a winter evening, two girls are dreaming of meeting a rich groom. While they are making plans, the care for their beauty lies on the shoulders of their younger sister, Militrisa. She is not treated well in the family: ‘Why shouldn’t we order that silly girl around?’ The witch Old mother Babarikha is watching the scene.

The elder sisters, encouraged by Old mother Babarikha, praise themselves and dream about what each of them would do if she suddenly became a Tsar's wife.

Schedule and tickets
Date
Tickets
Price
Time
26 April
Wednesday
0
0
19:00
27 April
Thursday
0
0
19:00
28 April
Friday
0
0
19:00
29 April
Saturday
0
0
12:00
29 April
Saturday
0
0
19:00
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