Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) premiered today in 1892

Princess Iolanta, the King's daughter, has been blind from birth, and lives in a castle in isolated splendour. She has never been allowed to know that she is different from other people, or even that she is a princess. Her friends bring her flowers and sing her to sleep. Almeric, the King's armour bearer, announces… Continue reading Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) premiered today in 1892