Opéra de Paris

The Snow Maiden

In Cinemas 9, 10, 11 & 14 Jun 2017
Mikhail Tatarnikov
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Aida Garifullina (Snegourotchka, la Fille de neige), Martina Serafin (Kupava), Yuriy Mynenko (Lel), Ramón Vargas (Le Tzar Berendeï), Thomas Johannes Mayer (Mizguir), Ekaterina Semenchuk (La Fée Printemps), Vladimir Ognovenko (Le Bonhomme Hiver), Franz Hawlata (Bermiata), Vasily Gorshkov (Bobyl Bakula), Carole Wilson (Bobylicka), Vasily Efimov (L’Esprit des bois), Vincent Morell (Premier Héraut), Pierpaolo Palloni (Deuxième Héraut), Olga Oussova (Un Page)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Set Design
Dmitri Tcherniakov
3h54 plus interval
Sung in Russian, with English subtitle
Captured live from the Opéra Bastille, Paris 25 Apr 2017
Official Event Listing
  • Jaw-droppingly gorgeous. This production proves Tcherniakov is today's greatest champion of Rimsky-Korsakov operas. Aida Garifullina scored a notable triumph. She sculpted phrases of cool marble and – dare one say it – melted hearts.
    Mark Pullinger, BACHTRACK

New Production! The Paris Opera presents a thrilling opportunity to discover the original 1882 version of Rimsky-Korsakov's marvellous lyric opera, with a new production entrusted to two other Russian artists: critically acclaimed director Dmitri Tcherniakov and conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov

"O Mother Spring, be kind, and give me a bit of ardent sunshine and flame. To warm this poor cold heart of mine!" - Snegurochka, Act I, Scene 2

Based on a Slavic legend, this magical fantasy follows Snegurochka (young soprano sensation Aida Garifullina),the fruit of the union between Spring the Beauty and Grandfather Frost, born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom. She bears a tragic secret, her heart is made of ice, and if warmed by human love, it will melt... 

Screening at all locations, excl. Riverside. 

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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