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snowmaiden in london

A Rimsky-Korsakov masterpiece, The Snowmaiden opera is boisterous, raunchy and quirky - including a Chorus of Birds and a Chorus of Flowers, among a myriad of Russian peasantry and nobility, the odd scarecrow, wood-goblins, blind zither-players and many more colourful characters.

Monday 24th March at 7.30pm

Wednesday 26th March at 7.30pm
Friday 28th March at 7.30pm
Saturday 29th March at 7.30pm

University College Opera, the opera company of the UCLU Music Society, is proud to present the world première of the first full English translation of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Snegurochka (The Snowmaiden) in their 63rd year.

A Rimsky-Korsakov masterpiece, The Snowmaiden was his own favourite opera, and the fruit of a mature talent rather than juvenilia or a bottom-drawer curiosity. The intensity of its Russian character have heretofore discouraged production outside Russia but actors are far too brave to let that deter them!

The opera is boisterous, raunchy and quirky - including a Chorus of Birds and a Chorus of Flowers, among a myriad of Russian peasantry and nobility, the odd scarecrow, wood-goblins, blind zither-players and many more colourful characters. University College Opera present a pagan, pre-Christian world where nature is the real ruler.

This is a world première of a new translation, making the piece more accessible to a wider audience.

Tickets: £25, £17 concessions

You can purchase tickets here