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.”