Snegurochka – The Snow Maiden
This season-cycle tale is based on 19th century Russian folk tales and is set to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, originally written as incidental music for the play of the same name by Alexandr Ostrovsky.
Snegurochka is the daughter of Father Frost. She has grown up in the Kingdom of Ice and Snow and spends her time in the forest playing with her animal friends. Father Frost has warned her not to go into the village. One day in the forest she encounters Boris, a young man from the village. They fall in love. When spring returns she melts in his arms The Maiden of Spring reassures Boris that just as spring follows winter, winter will come again and Snegurochka will return to him.
December 15 & 16, 2016
Tickets available through the Academy of Music box office
*Parking for the performance is in the Lower Lot behind the Academy, or in the Northampton Parking Garage