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The Tale of Tsar Saltan is a 1831 poem by Aleksandr Pushkin, written after the Russian fairy tale edited by Vladimir Dahl. 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Aleksandr Pushkin was a Russian poet and a founder of modern Russian literature Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин) (June 6 (May 26, O.S.), 1799 - February 10 (January 29, O.S.), 1837), Russian author, whom many consider the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. ... The Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Dahls portrait by Perov Vladimir Ivanovich Dal (also: Dahl, Владимир Иванович Даль) (November 10, 1801 – September 22, 1872) was the greatest Russian lexicographer. ...

Ivan Bilibin's illustration to Tsar Saltan.

The story is of three sisters, of whom the youngest is chosen by Tsar Saltan to be his wife, while he makes the other two his royal cook and royal weaver. They are jealous of course, and when the tsarina gives birth to a son, Prince Guidon, they arrange to have her and her child ordered to be shut up in a barrel and thrown into the sea. The sea itself takes pity on them, and they are cast up on the shore of a remote island. The son having quickly grown up while in the barrel, he goes hunting, but ends up saving an enchanted swan from a kite. The swan creates a city for Prince Guidon to rule, but he is homesick, and the swan turns him into a mosquito, in which guise he visits Tsar Saltan's court, where he stings his aunt's eye and escapes. Ivan Bilibin. ... Ivan Bilibin. ... Categories: Russia-related stubs | Russian artists ... Tsar ( Bulgarian цар, Russian царь,  listen?; often spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English), was the title used for the autocratic rulers of the First and Second Bulgarian Empires since 913, in Serbia in the middle of the 14th century, and in Russia from 1547 to... Genera Cygnus Coscoroba Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. ... Genera Milvinae    Harpagus    Ictinia    Rostrhamus    Haliastur    Milvus    Lophoictinia    Hamirostra Elaninae    Elanus    Chelictinia    Machaerhamphus    Gampsonyx    Elanoides Kites are raptors with long wings and weak legs which spend a great deal of time soaring. ... This article is about the insect; for the WWII aircraft see De Havilland Mosquito. ...

Back in his distant realm, the swan gives Guidon a magical squirrel. But he continues to pine for home, and so the swan transforms him into a fly, and in the Tsar's court he stings the eye of his other aunt. In a third round he becomes a wasp (or bee) and stings the nose of his grandmother. In the end, he expresses a desire for a bride instead of his old home, upon which the swan is revealed to be a beautiful princess, whom he marries, and is visited by the Tsar, who is overjoyed to find his wife and now-married son. Genera Several, see text Squirrel is the common name for rodents of the family Sciuridae. ... This article is about the insect. ... Families See text. ... Families Andrenidae Anthophoridae Apidae Colletidae Ctenoplectridae Halictidae Heterogynaidae Megachilidae Melittidae Oxaeidae Sphecidae Stenotritidae bee or bees, see bee (disambiguation). ...


It was later adapted as a libretto for a 1901 opera of the same name by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and has also been filmed. "The Flight of the Bumblebee" is the opera's vivid tone rendering of Guidon's third flight home. Libretto can also refer to a sub-notebook PC manufactured by Toshiba. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about opera as an art form. ... Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков), also Nikolai, Nicolai, and Rimsky-Korsakoff, (March 18, 1844 – June 21, 1908) was a Russian composer and teacher of classical music particularly noted for his fine orchestration, which may have been influenced by his synaesthesia. ... Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov is considered a sign of mastery of the violin. ...

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Synopsis: The Tsar Saltan (159 words)
Tsar Saltan overhears three sisters who are confiding to each other their views on the subject of happiness.
While he is at the War the jealous sisters plot against the young queen, who with her little son is consigned to the waves in a barrel, which drifts on to an island.
Returning from the Wars, Tsar Saltan hears of the famous island, and journeying thither is reunited with his queen.
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Rimsky-Korsakov) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1157 words)
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Сказка о царе Салтане in Russian, Skazka o care Saltane in transliteration) is an opera in four acts (six tableaux) with a prologue, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov to a Russian libretto by Vladimir Ivanovich Belsky, based on the poem of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
The full title of both the opera and the poem in English is The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan.
As Tsar Saltan overhears from outside the door, the oldest sister boasts that, if she were Tsaritsa, she would prepare a sumptuous feast; the middle sister would weave a grand linen; the youngest promises to bear a bogatyr as son for the Tsar.
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