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Work: Snegurochka, The Snow Maiden

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ComposerRimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich (1844-1908)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ParisLa Fille de neige

Rimsky-Korsakov: Snegurochka, The Snow Maiden
Mikhail Tatarnikov; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Opéra national de Paris; Elena Zaytseva; Aida Garifullina; Yuriy Mynenko
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Rites of Spring: Tcherniakov embraces Rimsky

Elena Manistina (Spring Beauty) and Aida Garifullina (Snegurochka) © Elisa Haberer | Opéra National de Paris
This Paris production of The Snow Maiden proves that director Dmitri Tcherniakov is today's greatest champion of Rimsky-Korsakov's operas. 
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Snowflakes and sunflowers in Leeds

Aoife Miskelly (Snegurochka) © Richard Hubert Smith
Opera North's new production of The Snow Maiden is the first professional staging in the UK for over 60 years, although the magic is intermittent
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A Snow Maiden to melt the iciest of hearts

Weather forecasters would have a meteorological field day with Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden. Freezing temperatures have prevailed for sixteen years, and the immediate outlook in the Prologue is for further isolated snow showers, before a warm front eventually sweeps in from the south during Act IV. 
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