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Saint-Petersburg Theatres | The Mussorgsky (Mikhailovsky) Opera and Ballet Theatre playbill | Princess of the Moon or the Story of Taketori

The Mussorgsky (Mikhailovsky) Opera and Ballet Theatre
Princess of the Moon or the Story of Taketori


The literary foundation of the ballet is a masterpiece of ancient Japanese literature of the 10th century "Taketori-Monogatari", which literally means "The Story of Old Man Taketori". The Japanese novel follows the folk legend of Kaguya-hime, a girl who was born in the Kingdom of the Moon and exiled to the Earth. This is the philosophical story of love, patience, forgiveness and faith. The characters have to guess the meaning of five mysterious articles that show the essence of the person's being on the earth. The stone cup of the Buddha stands for the wisdom of love, and the handful of pearls signifies the spiritual outburst.

Theatre Address: 1, Iskusstv Square
Show begins at 7 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours and 00 minutes, 2 acts

Music by N. Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto by N. Rimsky-Korsakov and I. Tyumenev
Premiered in the theatre in 2002


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