“May Night or the Drowned Maiden” by Gogol was the inspiration for this comic opera by Rimsky Korsakov. The architecture of Ambika P3 provided the stimulus for the creation of a 1930’s Stalinist vodka distillery, haunted by the rusalki, emerging from mash tun and still.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composer
Royal Academy of Music at Ambika P3
Gareth Hancock conductor
Christopher Cowell director
Bridget Kimak designer
Jake Wiltshire lighting designer
Mandy Demetriou choreographer