234th Season

Main Stage

15 July
19:00
2017 | Saturday
Stars of the Stars
The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Opera in 4 acts
Artists Credits
Vladimir Firer, Costume Designer
Vladimir Lukasevich, Lighting Designer
Maestro Valery Gergiev, Musical Director
Larisa Gergieva, Musical Preparation
Andrei Petrenko, Principal Chorus Master
Vladimir Firer, Set Designer
Andrei Petrov, Stage Director
Alexander Petrov, Stage Director
Performed in Russian
World premiere: 21 Oct 1900 Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Premiere of this production: 08 Mar 2005

The performance has 1 intermission
Running time: 3 hours

The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o care Saltane in transliteration) is an opera in four acts (six tableaux) with a prologue, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov to a Russian libretto by Vladimir Ivanovich Belsky, based on the poem of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin. The full title of both the opera and the poem in English is The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan.


Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg