The Mariinsky (Kirov Ballet) Theatre
The opera follows the plot of a Novgorod epic. Gusli player Sadko, dreaming to open new trading ways to Novgorod and to travel himself around the world, could afford doing so using the gold presented by the daughter of King of the Ocean Volkhova. After long wanderings and difficult trials and tribulations Sadko comes back to Novgorod with ships loaded with riches, and Volkhova turns into a large river to the great surprise of Novgorod residents.
Theatre address: Theatralnaya sq., 1
Show begins at 7 p.m.
Duration: 4 hours and 00 minutes, 4 acts
Performed in Russian
Music by N. Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto by N. Rimsky-Korsakov and V. Belsky
Premiered in the theatre in 1993
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