Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece – reputed to be his own favourite work – is a classic coming-of-age tale with a magical twist, packed with colour and folk melodies. Presented here by English Touring Opera.

Ffion Edwards Snowmaiden
Kitty Whately
Lyel
Katherine McIndoe
Kupava
Edmund Danon
Mizgir
Hannah Sandison
Spring Beauty
Edward Hawkins
Grandfather Frost/Bermyata
Joseph Doody
Tsar Berendey
Jack Dolan
Bobyl
Amy J Payne
Bobylikha
David Horton
Spirit of the Wood
Neil Balfour
Maslenitsa
Alexandra Meier
Tsar's Page
Rachel Speirs
ensemble
Natasha Agarwal
ensemble
Judy Louie Brown
ensemble
Harry Grigg
ensemble
Phil Wilcox
ensemble

Olivia Fuchs director
Molly Harris Farleyassistant director
Eleanor Bull designer
James Platt
lighting designer
Alisdair Middleton
librettist
Monica Nicolaides assistant & movement director
Molly Harris Farley assistant director
Hannah Quinn conductor

Rimsky-Korsakov:
The Snowmaiden (175’)

The Snowmaiden has lived her whole life under the watchful eye of her parents, Grandfather Frost and Spring Beauty, hidden from the heat of the sun. Jealous of the passionate lives of mortal villagers living nearby, she begs her parents to let her join them – but discovers that her heart of ice means she cannot fall in love. As the Snowmaiden becomes fascinated by a boy in the village, her wish to find true happiness comes with dire consequences.

Magical soundscapes blend with evocations of nature and Russian folk tunes, vividly conjuring up the conflict between real and mythical worlds. ETO’s new production is helmed by the award-winning director Olivia Fuchs and conducted by Hannah Quinn, with designs by the Linbury Prize-winning Eleanor Bull.

Sung in English with English surtitles.

Come to a pre-performance talk before the opera to learn more about the creative process.


General booking opens on Saturday 3 August at 10am.

Advance booking for members begins on Tuesday 16 July. Find out how becoming a member both supports our work and enables you to enjoy priority booking.

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