Although Rimsky-Korsakov wrote fifteen operas, his name outside of Russia is known almost only on the basis of his orchestral works. In his homeland, his operas, the predominantly Russian folklore themes include and treat history, but the fixed repertoire. Gradually, they are listed now outside Russia. The Tsar's bride depicts an eerie, historically documented history dating back to 1572. Looking for a third wife Tsar Ivan IV. Decides "the terrible" called, among 2000 candidates for the merchant's daughter Marfa Sobakina probably suffered a violent death by poisoning shortly after the wedding. Rimsky-Korsakov in his version shows the fate of two different women. Marfa voluntarily abandoned her original fiancé, as she will be chosen by the Tsar. CONSORT Ljubascha, however, is fighting for her lover Grigori, violent Leibgardist of the Tsar, which falls in the beautiful Marfa and they want to win with a magic potion for himself. Ljubascha swapped the elixir of love with venom, which is designed to destroy Marfas beauty. As Marfa ill and after the wedding with the Tsar of the death of her childhood sweetheart learns she forfeit the madness. Grigory confesses his Complicity and killing Ljubascha while Marfa dreamed their lost fortunes in a frenzy.