The Snow Maiden, Mariinsky Theatre

Best Implemented Set Design

About the project
Set design for «The Snow Maiden», opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Production premiere: 4 September 2020, Mariinsky II, St Petersburg. 
Musical Director: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Anna Matison.
According to Alexander Orlov, the set designer, his work was inspired by the words from the aria by Bonny Spring, one of the opera's key characters: “Now in the very shadow, vast and chill, of woods that mourn, I bid the flowers spring up from the frozen sod.”

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Applicant and author of the project
Alexander Orlov, set designer. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography in 1974 (course taught by Edward Kochergin). Honoured Artist of Russia since 2005 and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts since 2006. At the Mariinsky Theatre Alexander Orlov worked on designs for The Enchanted Wanderer (2009), The Lefthander (2013), Eugene Onegin (2014), The Queen of Spades (2015), A Christmas Tale (2015), Not Love Alone (2017), The Tsar’s Bride (2018), The Snow Maiden (2020).

Other participants
Costume Designer: Irina Cherednikova
Lighting Designer: Denis Solntsev
Video Graphics Designer: Vadim Dulenko
Choreographer: Radu Poklitaru, Ilya Zhivoi
Musical Preparation: Irina Soboleva