Libretto by the composer and Vladimir Belsky
Set designs revived from the original designs by Konstantin Korovin for the 1920 production
•World Premiere: 26 December 1898, Private Russian Opera, Moscow
•Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 26 January 1901
Sadko is an opera in seven scenes by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov to a Russian libretto by the composer with assistance from Vladimir Belsky, Vladimir Stasov, and others.
Sadko was a legendary hero of a Russian bylina (epic tale) with the same name, a merchant and gusli musician from Novgorod.