Сергей Аксаков

The Scarlet Flower. The Beauty and the Beast

Main hall of the Riga Latvian Society House

About the performance

Premiere: 19.09.2020

Sergei Aksakov’s tale “The Scarlet Flower” is one of the countless variations of the story about the beauty and the beast, which also has been known in Western culture for centuries.

Before leaving, the wealthy merchant allows each of his three beautiful daughters to choose a special gift to bring from the trip. The youngest does not want treasures or clothing but asks her father to bring her the most beautiful flower in the world, which the merchant recklessly picks in the garden of the enchanted palace. To save her beloved father from death, Nastenka goes to live with a terrible beast, whose kindness and care awakens a true friendship and love in the young girl’s heart.

This musical tale about the beauty of the heart, courage, honesty and the ability to see beyond the human appearance is suitable for the audience aged 3 and above.

Creative team

Stage director:
Māris Koristins
Stage, puppet designer:
Anita Znutiņa-Šēve
Valdis Zilveris
Lights designer:
Uldis Andersons
Video designer:
Evita Bēta
Texts of songs:
Владимир Новиков

Roles are played by

Кристина Варша
The Beast:
Юрий Лунык
Владимир Свобода
Eldest daughter:
Юлия Мещерякова
Middle daughter:
Kikimora, cat:
Лилия Суна
Woodsman, mouse:


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