It’s Christmas Eve in Little Russia and Oksana, Vakula the blacksmith’s girlfriend, wants an impossible present. But where did the moon go? And who’s that stranger with horns and a tail? In this retelling of Gogol’s story The Night Before Christmas, storyteller Matthew Sharp and the musicians of CHROMA mix Ukrainian folksongs with Russian classics to cast a seasonal spell.
This uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden it in his pocket… The performance includes brilliant new arrangements of music by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Arensky, Glazunov and Borodin as well as a selection of Ukranian Folk tunes.