Snezhnyj bogatyr'

Der Schnee-Recke; Paladin de niege; The Snow Hero; Ivan-bogatyr' (Ivan the Hero, Soviet version)

An opera fairy-tale for children in one act, two scenes

Composed by Cesar Cui

Libretto by Marina Stanislavovna Pol'

Date of composition: 1905

First Performed: 1906, Yalta

Cast of Characters

Setting: Fairy-tale times. A certain kingdom, a certain country.


Ivan rescues the Royal Swans from the Snake-Gorynych who captured them.

Extra Information

The libretto was rewritten for a Soviet version by D. Sodykh.

Author: Lyle Neff,
Last Updated: Dec. 11, 1995