The Bolshoi theatre will present the last Opera premiere of the season

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotobounce on the building of the State Academic Bolshoi theater in Moscow. Archival photoThe Bolshoi theatre will present the last Opera premiere of the season© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

Grand theatre June 15, will present the latest Opera premiere of the season «the snow maiden» by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, told in the theater.

The creators of the statement made by the musical Director and chief conductor of the Bolshoi Tugan Sokhiev, directed by Alexander Titel and artist Vladimir Arefyev.

Debut «snow Maiden» in a Big

The first tale by Alexander Ostrovsky has found life on the stage in the Bolshoi theatre in 1873. Then the author of the music to dramatic performances was Tchaikovsky. A few years later to «the snow maiden» asked Rimsky-Korsakov, who was fascinated by this story. The Moscow premiere of his «snow Maiden» with the triumph took place in 1885 in a private Opera of Mamontov.

The composer himself was very fond of this Opera. «…Who doesn’t love my «snow Maiden», he does not understand my piece at all and doesn’t understand me,» wrote Rimsky-Korsakov.

New reading

In the Bolshoi theatre the Opera has been raised many times. The initiator of a new vision of «the snow Maiden» was made by Tugan Sokhiev.

«I am very pleased, as a musician, as a conductor and as Director of the theatre that the Bolshoi returns to the remarkable Opera of the great Russian composer,» he said before the premiere.

«This Opera lived on the stage of the Bolshoi theater in different variations, redactions, and I would like to hope that today’s reading of this music will be of interest to the viewer. We tried to find the path on which you can go to this beautiful music, composed by Rimsky-Korsakov,» he added.
Life after the disaster

The authors of the play created on stage is not a fairytale woodcut image Berendeeva Kingdom. The action takes place, as the Director said, as if in a Northern village after a disaster — a life in extreme circumstances. Everything is covered with snow, terrible cold. Around devastation and desolation.

«For 16 years there is no sun. And we assumed that it is the result of a catastrophe- human, man-made or space,» said Titel.

«The snow maiden is a fairy tale, but there are a number of things that respond to our life, its context. The famous phrase of Tsar Berendey, the importance of her saved by Rimsky-Korsakov and the Opera: «In the hearts of noticed I ostudu… disappeared in the service of beauty… and seeing entirely different passions.» These words have become one of the main keys to understand how to pose and what to say in this Opera today,» he added.

For the Titel, the artistic Director of Opera Music theatre. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko is the third work on the stage of the Bolshoi theater after the «Player» (2001) and the enchantress(2012).

The Snow Maiden, LEL, Kupava…

The main parties are rehearsing Olga Seliverstova, Olga Peshkova (snow maiden), Anna Nechaeva, Maria Lobanova (Kupava), Eugene Asanova, Anna Bondarevskaya, Alexandra Kovalevich (LEL), Elchin Azizov, Maxim Aniskin (Mizgir), Bogdan Volkov, Alexey Nekludov, Maxim Paster (Tsar Berendey).

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