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Opera

Nikolái Rimski-Kórsakov

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

30 Apr, 25 - 11 May, 25

Musical conductor: Karel Mark Chichon | Stage direction and set design: Dmitri Tcherniakov | Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

The Tale of Tsar Saltan comes to Madrid for the first time in an award-winning co-production from La Monnaie directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, which showcases this little-known political work that tells an exciting fantasy story. 


Opera in a prologue and four acts

Music by Nikolái Rimski-Kórsakov (1844-1908)

Libretto by Vladímir Belski, based on the folk tale in verse by Aleksandr Pushkin

Premiered at the Solodóvnikov Theatre, Moscow, 3 November 1900

Premiere at the Teatro Real

New production by the Teatro Real, in coproduction with the Théatre Royal de La Monnaie / de Munt


Artistic team

Musical conductor: Karel Mark Chichon

Stage direction and set design: Dmitri Tcherniakov

Costumes: Elena Zaytseva

Lighting and video: Gleb Filshtinsky

Chorus master: José Luis Basso


Cast

Zar Saltan: Ante Jerkunica

Zarina Militrisa: Svetlana Aksenova

Tkachija: Stine Marie Fischer

Povarija: Bernarda Bobro

Babarija: Carole Wilson

Prince Gvidon: Bogdan Volkov

Princess Cisne: Nina Minasyan

Old Grandfather: Vasily Gorshkov

Messenger: Alejandro del Cerro

Skomoroj: Alexander Vassiliev

Sailor: Alexander Kravets

 

Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the birth of Aleksandr Pushkin.

 

Synopsis and more information

A tale of fantasy and tenderness in which the Tsarevich Gvidon is transformed into a mosquito. His sister, the Tsarevna, is transformed into a swan by a malevolent spell, too. Together with their mother, Tsarevna Militrisa, they will face various magical trials and challenges.  

 

Releases

Protective Friend

13 January

2025

Supporter and Benefactor Friend

14 January

2025

Patron friends

15 January

2025

Subscribers friend

16 January

2025

Tickets on sale

17 January

2025

Performances

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30 April 2025

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ante Jerkunica, Svetlana Aksenova, Stine Marie Fischer, Bernarda Bobro, Carole Wilson, Bogdan Volkov, Nina Minasyan, Alejandro del Cerro, Alexander Vassiliev, Alexander Kravets
Subscription tickets E

02 May 2025

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ante Jerkunica, Svetlana Aksenova, Stine Marie Fischer, Bernarda Bobro, Carole Wilson, Bogdan Volkov, Nina Minasyan, Alejandro del Cerro, Alexander Vassiliev, Alexander Kravets
Subscription tickets W

04 May 2025

18:00

Main Auditorium

Ante Jerkunica, Svetlana Aksenova, Stine Marie Fischer, Bernarda Bobro, Carole Wilson, Bogdan Volkov, Nina Minasyan, Alejandro del Cerro, Alexander Vassiliev, Alexander Kravets
Subscription tickets C

06 May 2025

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ante Jerkunica, Svetlana Aksenova, Stine Marie Fischer, Bernarda Bobro, Carole Wilson, Bogdan Volkov, Nina Minasyan, Alejandro del Cerro, Alexander Vassiliev, Alexander Kravets
Subscription tickets A

08 May 2025

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ante Jerkunica, Svetlana Aksenova, Stine Marie Fischer, Bernarda Bobro, Carole Wilson, Bogdan Volkov, Nina Minasyan, Alejandro del Cerro, Alexander Vassiliev, Alexander Kravets
Subscription tickets H

10 May 2025

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ante Jerkunica, Svetlana Aksenova, Stine Marie Fischer, Bernarda Bobro, Carole Wilson, Bogdan Volkov, Nina Minasyan, Alejandro del Cerro, Alexander Vassiliev, Alexander Kravets
Subscription tickets X

11 May 2025

18:00

Main Auditorium

Ante Jerkunica, Svetlana Aksenova, Stine Marie Fischer, Bernarda Bobro, Carole Wilson, Bogdan Volkov, Nina Minasyan, Alejandro del Cerro, Alexander Vassiliev, Alexander Kravets
Subscription tickets G

Parallel activities

Ciclo de cine

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Conferencia

What's OnBiblioteca Regional de Madrid

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Mayo de 2025

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Cuentacuentos para adultos

What's OnMuseo de Artes Decorativas

Cuentacuentos para adultos Aleksander Pushkin: la magia y el misterio de los cuentos tradicionales rusos
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