THE SNOW QUEEN
Ukrainian National Opera Ballet and Orchestra
Conductor, Mykola Diadiura
Ballet in 2 acts based upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
Libretto by Aniko Rekhviashvili and Oleksiy Baklan, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Musical composition: Oleksiy Baklan and Aniko Rekhviashvili.
A few seasons ago, the Parisian public discovered the dancers of the Ukrainian National Opera Ballet at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and greeted them with triumph. The company is back to Paris especially for Christmas Holiday season with The Snow Queen, a ballet in two acts based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale.
Written in 1844, The Snow Queen still fascinates young and old audiences worldwide. The many international versions, in theatre, opera and film, have enhanced the success of this beautiful story, written in only five days! Based on the original tale, the Ukrainian National Opera presents a story of friendship and bravery through the epic journey of the young Gerda to seek out her friend.
Gerda and Kay, two childhood friends, live peacefully in their snowy village. One day, Kay receives a fragment of an evil mirror that makes him cold and insensitive, like ice. Gerda powerlessly attends to his transformation. When he disappears, the girl starts a long journey, filled with adventure and encounters, to find her friend. Her unfailing determination leads her to the coldest parts of the northern kingdom, beyond the Arctic Circle, where the mysterious Snow Queen lives in her ice palace…
An initiatory and philosophical experience, The Snow Queen promises an evening of magic, action and suspense in snowy settings and magical costumes. A festive and family show, an enchantment for all ages!