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Rome "Fairy tales in music" for the Christmas Concert of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Stanislav Kochanovsky's baton and Milena Vukotic's narrator for Tchaikovsky's “The Snow Maiden”

National Academy of Santa Cecilia Foundation Presenta

"Concert Season 2022 - 23"
Among many Christmas Concerts of 2022, stands out for the originality of the program the one proposed byNational Academy of Santa Cecilisee you next December 22 (20.30) to Music Park of Rome.

The Christmas appointment of the historic Roman Institution, "Fairy tales in music” is in fact dedicated to Snow Maiden of Tchaikovsky, composition that enters the Academy's billboards for the first time.

The Snow Maiden, Snegurochka, she is a beloved one figure of Russian folklore, a fairy-tale creature that appears in numerous fairy tales and popular legends, to which plays, musical works and films have been dedicated.

Among them, one of the most successful works is the theatrical piece for which Tchaikovsky composed the incidental music (1873), Sneguročkaof the playwright Alexander Nikolaevich Ostrovsky (1823 -1886) considered the founder of modern Russian theater. Defined by the same author as a 'spring fairy tale', Sneguročka reworks the story of the beautiful daughter of Winter and Spring, resulting in a finale that is both dramatic and poetic. Ostrovsky's play a few years later will also become the source of the famous work The Snow Maiden (1880-81) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

In Christmas concert of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia the music of Tchaikovsky for Sneguročka will be directed by Stanislav Kochanovsky, with mezzo-soprano solo voices Agunda Kulaeva and the tenor Sergey Radchenko, while the reciting voice is entrusted to Milena Vukotic.


(Stanislav Kochanovsky, photocredit ©Daniil Rabovsky)    
Rome "Fairy tales in music" for the Christmas Concert of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia


Orchestra and Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia

director Stanislav Kochanovsky

mezzo soprano (Lel') Agunda Kulaeva
tenor (Frost is Brusila) Sergey Radchenko
narrator Milena Vukotic


Christmas concert - Fairy tales in music

Pëtr Il'ič Tchaikovsky
The Snow Maiden (“Snegurochka”)
Incidental music for AN Ostrovsky's play

first performance in the concerts of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia

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