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Das Märchen vom Zaren Saltan

I want to go to the place of my childhood to see my father, undetected.

Opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 – 1908)
Libretto by Vladimir Belsky
Based on the fairy-tale by Alexander Pushkin

Premiere

13. January 2023

Opernhaus


In Russian with German surtitles

For children from age 10 and adults

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Dates and tickets

Fr, 13.01.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus / Premiere
25,00 € – 80,00 € / red. from 7,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt
Musikalische Leitung James Hendry

Zar Saltan Pavel Chervinsky Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Su, 15.01.2023 / 16:00 h
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Opernhaus
21,00 € – 57,00 € / red. from 5,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Daniel Miroslaw Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Fr, 20.01.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus
24,00 € – 69,00 € / red. from 6,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Pavel Chervinsky Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Tu, 24.01.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus
21,00 € – 57,00 € / red. from 5,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Daniel Miroslaw Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Th, 26.01.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus
21,00 € – 57,00 € / red. from 5,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Pavel Chervinsky Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Su, 12.02.2023 / 18:30 h
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Opernhaus
21,00 € – 57,00 € / red. from 5,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Daniel Miroslaw Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Su, 26.02.2023 / 16:00 h
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Opernhaus
21,00 € – 57,00 € / red. from 5,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Pavel Chervinsky Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
We, 01.03.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus
21,00 € – 57,00 € / red. from 5,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Daniel Miroslaw Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Fr, 10.03.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus
24,00 € – 69,00 € / red. from 6,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Pavel Chervinsky Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Fr, 17.03.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus
24,00 € – 69,00 € / red. from 6,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Daniel Miroslaw Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Sa, 25.03.2023 / 19:30 h
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Opernhaus / last performance in this season
24,00 € – 69,00 € / red. from 6,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt


Zar Saltan Pavel Chervinsky Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero Babaricha Monika Walerowicz Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian Powaricha Nikki Treurniet Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover

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Musikalische Leitung James Hendry
Inszenierung Eva-Maria Höckmayr
Bühne Julia Rösler
Kostüme Andy Besuch
Licht Holger Klede
Dramaturgie Sophia Gustorff / Andri Hardmeier


Zarin Militrissa Barno Ismatullaeva
Zarensohn Gwidon José Simerilla Romero
Babaricha Monika Walerowicz
Tkatschicha Ruzana Grigorian
Powaricha Nikki Treurniet
Schwanenprinzessin Sarah Brady
Der Narr, Dritter Seemann Yannick Spanier
Der Bote, Zweiter Seemann Darwin Prakash
Der alte Mann, Erster Seemann Pawel Brozek


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Description

The young tsarevich Gvidon and his mother Militrisa fall victim to a monstrous cabal when he is only an infant: Slandered by jealous aunts, Gvidon is banished from the palace by his own father.

After a turbulent journey across the sea in a barrel, mother and son land on the desert island of Bujan, where they begin their exile. Grown into a teenager, Gvidon encounters all the challenges and irritations of growing-up: a thirst for adventure, first love, self-assertion and the confrontation with his past. Gvidon defeats dark powers when he rescues a mysterious swan from the clutches of a vulture and is crowned prince of a magnificent enchanted city. In the form of a bumblebee, Gvidon even manages to steal a glance inside the palace of Tsar Saltan… But all of these poetic and fairy-tale like situations are pervaded by his longing for the absent father he was never permitted to know.

Is there a chance of reconciliation between the generations after the violent act of a father disowning his own child and its mother? Can the wounds that Tsar Saltan inflicted on his family ever heal? Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s musical setting of Alexander Pushkin’s literary tale not only fascinates through its tempo, humour and situational comedy but also with lyrical moments that immediately communicate the characters’ emotions.

The popular operas by this Russian composer are increasingly included in German opera repertoires. He weaves melodies and elements from his own collections of Russian folk songs into this score, creating a world of many colours and characters with its richly varied use of the orchestra’s instruments. One of Rimsky-Korsakov’s most famous works, the interlude Flight of the Bumblebee, comes from the opera Tsar Saltan. The music is a jaunty onomatopoetic representation of the flight of the very bumblebee that Gvidon was turned into by the Swan Princess so that he could see his father undetected.

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