Christmas Eve (opera) (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Language Russian
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1895. Plates 1087 1091 (preliminaries),
1091 (score), 1291–1299 (additional numbers for 9 selections)
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Misc. Notes Includes color scan of chromolithograph title-page
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1895. Plates 1087 1091 (preliminaries),
1091 (score), 1291–1299 (additional numbers for 9 selections)
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See also: Christmas Eve (suite)
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Work Title Christmas Eve
Alternative. Title Ночь перед Рождеством
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts, 9 tableaux
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894–95
First Performance. 1895-12-10 – St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre: Mariya Piltz (Empress), Vladimir Mayboroda (Mayor), Mikhail Koryakin (Chub), Yevgeniya Mravina (Oksana), Mariya Kamenskaya (Solokha), Ivan Yershov (Vakula), Fyodor Stravinsky (Panas), Grigory Ugrinovich (Deacon), Nikolay Klimov (Patsyuk), Mitrofan Chuprynnikov (Devil), Eduard Nápravník (conductor).
First Publication. 1895 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Full score. Plate 1087.
1895 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Orchestral parts. Plate 1088.
1895 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Choral parts. Plate 1089.
1895 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Solo voice parts. Plate 1090.
1895 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Vocal score. Plate 1091.
Librettist Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), after Nikolay Gogol (1809–1852)
Language Primarily Russian; some Ukrainian and Russian Church Slavonic
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Empress (Царица) (mezzo-soprano) ; Mayor (Голова) (baritone) ; Chub (Чуб) (bass) ; Oksana (Оксана) (soprano) ; Solokha (Солоха) (contralto) ; Vakula (Вакула) (tenor) ; Panas (Панас) (bass) ; Deacon (Дьяк) (tenor) ; Patsyuk (Пацюк) (bass) ; Devil (Чёрт) (tenor) + mixed chorus (SATB) + orchestra.
Related Works See also the Suite of four extracts from the opera (1903).
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Extra Information Vocal score arranged by Rimsky-Korsakov and his wife Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova.