The Snow Maiden at Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House
Music, Fri 24 Feb 2017
The Snow Maiden
The Snow Maiden is the daughter of Grandfather Frost and Spring Beauty. Beautiful and warm, her beguiling exterior hides a tragic secret: her heart is made of ice which will melt if she ever succumbs to the warmth of human love. Written at one of the happiest times in his life, Rimsky-Korsakov described The Snow Maiden as 'a spring fairy-tale', creating an opera of sheer enchantment from this popular Russian tale, graced with some of the composer's most spontaneously lyrical music. This new production, believed to be the first professional staging in the UK in over 60 years, is directed by John Fulljames, Associate Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, and makes inventive use of video imagery to blend and contrast worlds of fantasy and modern day reality. Sung in English with English titles.
Map reference: SE 303338 Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122
By Road: Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.
By Public Transport: From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, Dortmund Square and Primark. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Theatre is on the right.
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station