Majskaja noch'

Die Mainacht; La nuit de mai; May Night

A comic-fantastic opera in three acts

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, libretto based on Gogol's story

Date of composition: 1878-1879

First Performed: 1880

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  • Go to English translation of Gogol's original story

    Cast of Characters

    Lads, lasses, village police, drowned maidens (rusaliki)

    Setting: Action takes place in Little Russia, near Dikanka, at Whitsuntide or "Rusalka week". Time: beginning of the 19th century.


    Act I

    Act II

    Act III

    Extra Information

    Author: Lyle Neff,
    Last Updated: June 1995