The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Rimsky-Korsakov) - La Monnaie, Belgium - Sept – Iconic Arts
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Rimsky-Korsakov) - La Monnaie, Belgium - September, 2019 (HD with English Subtitles)

The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Rimsky-Korsakov) - La Monnaie, Belgium - September, 2019 (HD with English Subtitles)

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Title: The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Composer: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Date: September, 2019
Location: La Monnaie de Munt, Brussels, Belgium
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Media Download Available: High Definition Digital Video (HD DVD) 
Quality & Size: Superb (High Definition)/ Professional (1.11 GB)
Duration: 2 hours, 38 minutes
Details: The titles of some operas are in themselves sufficient to capture the imagination. For the centenary of Pushkin's birth in 1899, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov drew inspiration from one of his celebrated fairy tales and composed a delightfully imaginative opera, with the 'Flight of the Bumblebee' as instant hit. The work is 'Once Upon A Time' story in song, where the composer's gift for melody and orchestration combines perfectly with the poet's often absurd humour and overflowing imagination. Alain Altinoglu can here revel in the role of orchestral wizard, as he did recently in The Golden Cockerel, while, following his highly acclaimed production of Il Trovatore, the Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov returns with a many-layered psychological conclusion to the opera season.

  • Tsar Saltan - ANTE JERKUNICA
  • Tsaritsa Militrisa - SVETLANA AKSENOVA
  • Tkatchikha - STINE MARIE FISCHER
  • Povarikha - BERNARDA BOBRO
  • Babarikha - CAROLE WILSON
  • Tsarevitch Gvidon - BOGDAN VOLKOV
  • Tsarevna Swan-Bird / Lyebyed - OLGA KULCHYNSKA
  • Skomorokh / Shipman - ALEXANDER VASSILIEV
  • Messenger / Shipman - NICKY SPENCE
  • La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Director and set design - DMITRI TCHERNIAKOV
Art direction video & Lighting - GLEB FILSHTINSKY
Chorus master - MARTINO FAGGIANI