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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Flight of the Bumblebee comes from an opera called The Tale of Tsar Saltan, which is based on a story by the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. In the opera’s complicated plot, Prince Gvidon is separated from his father, Tsar Saltan, and ends up ruling an island full of enchanted objects and animals -- including an enchanted swan, whom the prince marries once she gets turned back into a princess.

Music heard in this episode:

Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Sultan Suite

Learn more about Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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This Week's Quiz

One of the most famous pieces from the opera, The Tale of Tsar Sultan is:

 The Birds

 The Nightingale

 The Flight of the Bumblebee

 The Wasps

The Tale of Tsar Sultan was based on a story by what Russian poet?

 Pushkin

 Gogol

 Dostoyevsky

 Tolstoy

The Tale of Tsar Sultan is a very complicated fairy tale.

 True

 False

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Flight of the Bumblebee comes from an opera called The Tale of Tsar Saltan, which is based on a story by the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. In the opera’s complicated plot, Prince Gvidon is separated from his father, Tsar Saltan, and ends up ruling an island full of enchanted objects and animals -- including an enchanted swan, whom the prince marries once she gets turned back into a princess.

Music heard in this episode:

Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Sultan Suite

Learn more about Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

One of the most famous pieces from the opera, The Tale of Tsar Sultan is:

 The Birds

 The Nightingale

 The Flight of the Bumblebee

 The Wasps

The Tale of Tsar Sultan was based on a story by what Russian poet?

 Pushkin

 Gogol

 Dostoyevsky

 Tolstoy

The Tale of Tsar Sultan is a very complicated fairy tale.

 True

 False

 

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