Under the aegis of the V St Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Story of Kai and Gerda (or "The Snow Queen") - one of the most famous operas of Sergei Banevich. It was written in the year of the beginning of the Afghan war (1979), at that time, which, as the composer himself says, it seemed quite appropriate for this beautiful story about the warmth of the human heart, very much it was at odds with the "official" public mood. Nevertheless, the opera dare put the Kirov Theater (now Mariinsky). And it has paid off - at this stage it was a great success with more than thirty years.