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#otd , December 9th 1842, Glinka's opera "Ruslan and Ludmila" was premiered in St.Petersburg

#otd , December 9th 1842, Glinka's opera "Ruslan and Ludmila" was premiered in St.Petersburg.


It is a fairy tale opera in 5 acts  based on the poem by Alexander Pushkin from 1820.


The premiere of "Ruslan and Ludmila" was marking the 6th Anniversary of Glinka's first opera "A Life For The Tsar", taking place on the same day and on the same stage.







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