In the opera "Ruslan and Lyudmila" Mariinsky Theatre includes excerpts from the poem of the same name, but in general, it has been created anew. Glinka slightly changed the composition of the characters, but also transforms the idea of opera in general. Opera has evolved into a product with epic scale, meaningful and serious thoughts, from the poem by Pushkin opera practically nothing left.
In the product glorified nobility of feelings, love, heroism and loyalty, condemned the hypocrisy, deceit and cruelty, cowardice derided. Throughout the presentation traced the idea of the victory of good over evil, the triumph of virtue and life. Fabulous, magical story with feats and transformations, used Glinka to create different characters and complicated relationships between people.