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Opera
17 November / Sun 12:00–13:20
The Malachite Casket
D.Batin
Description

Opera–tale in two acts

Libretto by Yulia Selina, based on Mistress of the Copper Mountain and The Malachite Casket from Pavel Bazhov’s collection of tales

The opera was first performed in 2012. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes including 1 interval

Tanyusha is the most beautiful girl in the village, but her beauty is mysterious and sinister, like the precious stones in the malachite casket she received from her father, who vanished without a trace in the mines while searching for the Mistress of the Copper Mountain, according to rumour. When the landowner Turchaninov comes to court Tanyusha, she makes a proviso: she will marry him, but only after he shows her the malachite casket in the Empress’s palace. 

The libretto is based on two of Pavel Bazhov’s tales from his famous collection, The Malachite Casket. During the last century, the magical stories about the powerful Mistress of the Copper Mountain and the prospector-stonemasons of the Urals provided rich material for filmmakers (Alexander Ptushko) and composers (Sergei Prokofiev and Kirill Molchanov), but in recent years, interest in them has waned. 

Sixty years later, Dmitry Batin, the Principal Chorus Master of the Perm Opera, has discovered anew the distinctive beauty and poetry of Bazhov’s tales. Director Olga Enns and set designer Galya Solodovnikova have staged ‘a frightening fairy-tale for family viewing’, creating an exciting atmosphere on the border between two worlds: the everyday and the fantastic.

The production is staged with financial support from the Pearl of the Urals Foundation, and the companies IM Light Perm and Festival-Plus 

Age category: 6+ 

Age category: 6+
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
directors
Chorus Master–Producer: Dmitry Batin
Set Designer: Galya Solodovnikova (Russia)
Musical Director and Conductor - Evgeny Kirillov
Director–Producer - Olga Enns
Conductor - Damir Maksutov
Lighting Designer - Alexei Khoroshev
Video Projection Designer - Vsevolod Taran
Choreographer–Producer - Svetlana Orlova
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