Snegurochka was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey's mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring the Beauty and Grandfather Frost. Protected by her parents from the jealousy of Sun god Yarilo who has vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love, Snegurochka the snow maiden is entrusted to the wood sprite... Particulary attached to the opera which he himself considered to be a work of maturity, Rimsky Korsakov would write ten years after its creation that: "anyone who fails to love The Snow Maiden understands nothing of my works nor of myself". A masterpiece of popular Slavic literature, The Snow Maiden brings to the stage a magical fantasy enriched by the rigours of the weather. Aida Garifullina sings the role of Snegurochka whilst the production and musical direction have been left in the capable hands of two other Russion artists: the young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dimitri Tcherniakov.
Snegourotchka: Aida Garifullina Lel: Rupert Enticknap Kupava: Martina Serafin Tsar Berendey: Ramon Vargas Mizguir: Thomas Johannes Mayer Spring Beauty: Luciana D'Intino Grandfather Frost: Vladimir Ognovenko Bermyata: Franz Hawlata Bobyl Bakula: Vasily Gorshkov Bobylicka: Carole Wilson Wood-Sprite: Vasily Efimov First Herald: Vincent Morell Second Herald: Pierpaolo Palloni Tsar's page: Olga Oussova Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Mikhail Tatrnikov Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov Costum design: Elena Zaitseva Lightning design: Gleb Filshtinsky Chorus master: José Luis Basso
Production compagny : Bel Air Media
Coproduction compagny : Opéra national de Paris - Arte France
Running Time : 210'
Production Year : 2017
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : 16/9