- Christmas Eve
- Timothy Burke
This captivating opera involves a warm-hearted witch, an altruistic Devil and a reckless quest for the slippers worn by the Russian tsarina.
This is no ordinary Christmas Eve. At its heart is a love story. Rimsky-Korsakov applies all his gifts of local, folk-inflected colour, acuteness of character, musical invention and scintillating orchestration, bringing to life an array of village oddballs and a scenario that bristles with vitality, magic and a thoroughly Russian atmosphere of enchantment.
Concert performance in English.
NB. Please note start time.
5.45pm: Pre-concert talk
by Geoffrey Norris (for ticket holders only)
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 3 hours (incl. interval)