The Snow Maiden
opera by N. Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Dmitry Otyakovsky
    stage director
    Our interpretation of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden brings the action into the future: the protagonist sits in her apartment, pregnant by Mizgir and reminiscing about her carefree youth. A kind of time machine is a comic book manga, which, like a diary, describes the events of bygone days. Thus we divided the narration into two layers: multimedia (videos in the anime style) and mise-en-scene (excerpts from the opera, the action of which takes place in the future). Ikegami Masaki and Sayako Watanabe, employees of the Japanese Consulate in Moscow, were involved in the scoring of the multimedia component of the performance.
Spring Beauty — Yulia Pronyaeva
Lel — Artem Krutko
Kupava — Alina Otyakovskaya
Mizgir — Mikhail Nikonorov
The Snow Maiden — Olga Pudova

Lyudmila Zykina State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble Russia

Composer and author of the libretto — N. Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor — Dmitry Dmitrienko
Producer — Elena Klimova
Concertmaster — Anna Petukhova
The authors of the arrangement — Vladimir Ryabtsev, Sergey Kornyakov, Valentin Solgalov, Vladislav Afanasyev
Japanese text — Ikegami Masaki, Sayako Watanabe
Anime artist — Ksenia Filatova
Directed by Dmitry Otyakovsky

The premiere took place on December 1, 2021 at the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre.
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