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Opera
Mariinsky Theater, Saint Petersburg
Duration: 3 hours 10 minutes
World premiere: Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 1 January 1873

Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 
Libretto by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after the drama by Lev Mey

Performed in Russian
The performance will have synchronised
English supertitles


Revival of the 1952 production (with sets by Fyodor Fyodorovsky)

Musical Director: Valery Gergiev
Revival Stage Director: Yuri Laptev
Revival Designer: Vyacheslav Okunev
Costume Designer: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting Designer: Damir Ismagilov
Musical Preparation: Irina Soboleva
Principal Chorus Master: Andrei Petrenko

World premiere: January 1, 1873, the Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg
Premiere of the production: April 25, 2008, Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg

The performance comes with two intermissions


The Maid of Pskov, is an opera in three acts by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The libretto was written by the composer, and is based on the drama of the same name by Lev Mey. The story concerns the Tsar Ivan the Terrible and his efforts to subject the cities of Pskov and Novgorod to his will. The original version of the opera was completed in 1872, and received its premiere in 1873 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The third and final version was completed in 1892, and is considered "definitive". This version was made famous by Shalyapin (Chaliapin) in the role of Ivan the Terrible. It was introduced to Paris in 1909 by Dyagilev under the title Ivan the Terrible, on account of the dominance of his role.

Casts & Credits

Costume Designer: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting Designer: Damir Ismagilov
Musical Director: Maestro Valery Gergiev
Musical Preparation: Irina Soboleva
Principal Chorus Master: Andrei Petrenko
Revival Designer: Vyacheslav Okunev
Revival Stage Director: Yuri Laptev
Set Designer: Vyacheslav Okunev
Costume Designer: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting Designer: Damir Ismagilov
Musical Director: Maestro Valery Gergiev
Musical Preparation: Irina Soboleva
Principal Chorus Master: Andrei Petrenko
Revival Designer: Vyacheslav Okunev
Revival Stage Director: Yuri Laptev
Set Designer: Vyacheslav Okunev