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
- Tsaritsa: soprano
- Ivan Tsarevich (The Snow Hero): low mezzo-soprano
- The Snake-Gorynych: alto or bass (bass preferred)
- 11 Royal Swans: children's chorus
- Nurses and Mothers: children's chorus
Setting: Fairy-tale times. A certain kingdom, a certain country.
Ivan rescues the Royal Swans from the Snake-Gorynych who captured them.
The libretto was rewritten for a Soviet version by D. Sodykh.
Author: Lyle Neff, email@example.com
Last Updated: Dec. 11, 1995