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A Life for the Tsar

Opera: Work details

Composer: Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
Librettist: Yegor Fyodorovich Rozen
Librettist: Vladimir Sollogub
Librettist: Nestor Vasil'yevich Kukol'nik
Librettist: Vasiliy Andreyevich Zhukovsky
Work definition: Patriotic heroic-tragic opera in five acts
Title notes: Also known as 'Ivan Susanin'
Language: Russian
World premiere: 27 November 1836, Bolshoi Theatre, St Petersburg
ROH premiere: 12 July 1887, Royal Italian Opera
Performances not linked to a production
28 May 2002 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London