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Work: The Tsar's Bride

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ComposerRimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich (1844-1908)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ParisRimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's BrideConcert performance

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride
Tugan Sokhiev; Svetlana Lachina; Alina Chertash; Bekhzod Davronov; Elchin Azizov
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The Tsar’s Bride: a powerhouse of dramatic detail

Rimsky-Korsakov's opera remain rarities outside Russia, but the Bolshoi Opera made The Tsar’s Bride the anchor of this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival programme. 
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Bolshoi begins New York Residency with a superb Tsar’s Bride

Hearing Russian opera performed by the forces of the Bolshoi makes for a special experience for New York audiences. 
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Not that sort of Royal Wedding

The message in Paul Curran's new production of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride is a simple one: violent and powerful men are the same in every era. And, of course, no good can result from the violence. If the opera's title made you expect a happy and light-hearted occasion, think again: it's definitely not that sort of Royal Wedding.
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Der Zaren-Bot schreitet und winkt...

Warum Rimsky-Korsakows Oper nicht längst zum Kernrepertoire gehört, fragt man sich bei dieser glanzvolle Wiederaufnahme.
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