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Flight of the Bumblebee


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Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Flight of the Bumblebee comes from an opera called The Tale of Tsar Saltan, which is based on a story by the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. In the opera’s complicated plot, Prince Gvidon is separated from his father, Tsar Saltan, and ends up ruling an island full of enchanted objects and animals -- including an enchanted swan, whom the prince marries once she gets turned back into a princess.

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Sultan Suite

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. One of the most famous pieces from the opera, The Tale of Tsar Sultan is:

The Birds

The Nightingale

The Flight of the Bumblebee

The Wasps

2.The Tale of Tsar Sultan was based on a story by what Russian poet?





3. The Tale of Tsar Sultan is a very complicated fairy tale.



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