Today is a Two-fer

All right, ladies. If your man gives you slippers every year, tell him this year he’d better step up his game. In Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Christmas Eve”, the hero gives his girl slippers, all right…slippers he gets from the Tsarina, by taking a ride on the Devil’s back!

This isn’t the best recording in the world and dates from 1977, but it isn’t an opera you hear much. Here are the singers and orchestra of Indiana University performing “Christmas Eve.”

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Part Nine

Part Ten

Part Eleven

Part Twelve

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