It was clear that this Snow Maiden knew little about human feelings.
Snow Maiden is enchanted by Lel's songs, but is saddened when he goes off with a group of other girls.
But these deliberations are disrupted by the appearance of the beautiful Snow Maiden.
Despite Snow Maiden's pleas, he kisses Kupava and goes off with her.
Snow Maiden, left alone and disconsolate, wonders why Lel has rejected her.
Snow Maiden finds them and, seeing their happiness, at last truly wishes to have the capacity to love.
Snow Maiden calls on her mother, Spring-Beauty, who appears from a lake surrounded by flowers.
Before Snow Maiden can enter the protection of the forest, Mizgir appears.
As a premiere, "The Snow Maiden" fit the bill but only up to a point.
There is a great deal of music-treading in "The Snow Maiden."