The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Oct 04, 2022

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The cozy theater foyer of the Mikhailovsky Theater's mezzanine has chamber meetings, and the fairy tale has magic. On October 15, the St. Petersburg Theater is pleased to invite the youngest viewers and, of course, older viewers to go to a fairy tale known to every child.

"The Tale of Tsar Saltan" — a musical and dramatic composition based on the opera by Nikolai Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov, based on poems by Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin - this season will open a series of screenings of children's operas in the foyer of the dress circle.

The famous Pushkin lines will connect fragments of a classical Russian opera: the characters of a leisurely narrative will suddenly come to life, come off the pages of their favorite fairy tale and take the audience into the world of wonderful music and magic.

"The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Rimsky-Korsakov is a large musical canvas with beautiful expressive musical material. It turned out to be a difficult task to fit an opera with large-scale choral scenes into a chamber format. But we found a solution," says the director of the play Olga Koch. — I am sure that both adults and our little viewers will not be bored! In our performance, they will see the characters in fabulous costumes. We will try to convey the atmosphere of the performance with the help of decorative elements, pieces of wooden furniture and colorful props, light and makeup. And an unusual surprise awaits the audience — fragments of the shadow theater, such as has never been seen at concerts in the lobby!"

The leading soloists of the Mikhailovsky Opera will gather in the fairy—tale kingdom: Svetlana Moskalenko will turn into a beautiful Swan Princess, Anna Dattai — into Tsarina Militris, Yuri Monchak — into Tsar Saltan, Svetlana Monchak and Sofia Feinberg — into harmful sisters, Ekaterina Egorova will become Babarikha, Boris Stepanov - Tsarevich Guidon, and Damir Zakirov and Alexander Shakhov will perform parties of shipwrights and readers.

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