Opera national de Paris: La Fille de neige (NR) Release Date: October 26th, 2017
Runtime: 4 hr. 20 min.
Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov
Genres: Program
Starring: Mikhail Tatarnikov, Aida Garifullina, Rupert Enticknap, Martina Serafín
Snegúrochka was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring Beauty and Grandfather Frost. Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo, (who vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love), Snegúrochka’s fate is entrusted to a wood sprite. Ten years after its creation, Rimsky‑Korsakov wrote: “anyone who fails to love The Snow Maiden understands nothing of my works nor of myself”. A masterpiece of popular Slavic literature, The Snow Maiden brings to the stage a magical fantasy of love and mythical renewal. Aida Garifullina sings the role of Snegúrochka whilst the production and musical direction have been left in the capable hands of two other Russian artists: the young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov. Conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov Staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov Sets Dmitri Tcherniakov Costumes Elena Zaitseva Lighting design Gleb Filshtinsky Chorus Master José Luís Basso Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra de Paris Sung in Russian with English subtitles From Opéra de Paris (Opéra Bastille) Recorded April 25, 2017 at 18:45 (Paris time) Running Time: 4 h 00 min 
(including 1 intermission of 30 min) Detailed running time: Act 1: 80 min | Act 2: 115 min