Today’s birthday March 18th 1844 : Russian composer Nikolay Rimsky Korsakov who composed the music for the opera

Legend of the Invisble city Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya (a combined opera of two Russian legends) in collaboration with Vladimir Belsky who wrote the opera text (libretto)

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Stage design for Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Legend of the Invisble city Kitezh’, (1907) Viktor Vasnetsov (may 15th 1848-1926) (souce : http://www.symbolism-in-art.org)

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The Invisible Town of Kitezh (1913) by Konstantin Gorbatov (May 17th 1876-1945 , a sunken legendary city (kind of Russian Atlantis)  

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