LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES. Production of the Saint Petersburg Chamber Opera.
Opera fantasy in two parts
This is the first appeal of the theatre "St. Petersburg Opera" to George Bizet's work. However, Yuri Alexandrov hasn't made the production of world-known opera "Carmen". He produced less famous but no less brilliant opera "Les pêcheurs de perles".
“Les pêcheurs de perles” was the first opera commissioned to the young composer by Theatre Lyrique, the main theater of the French capital in the middle of the 19th century. It took Bizet only a few months to write the opera. After the premiere Hector Berlioz wrote that the score of the opera "contains a lot of fine expressive moments, full of fire and rich color". “Les pêcheurs de perles” fascinates the audience with its melodic richness and dramatic expressiveness.
It is these properties of the musical score, as well as passion for staging opera rarities that attracted the director Yuri Alexandrov, known for his extraordinary interpretations of opera stories.
ACIS AND GALATEA. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE COLLEGIUM MUSICUM RIGA.
The Opera performance of George Frideric Handel's “Acis and Galatea” Collegium Musicum Riga opens up the international part of the International Chamber Opera Festival at the theatre "St. Petersburg Chamber Opera". It is the only professional team in the Baltic countries, which plays only old music.
THE PRODIGAL SON. MAVRA
PERFORMANCE OF THE MOSCOW CHAMBER OPERA THEATRE NAMED AFTER BORIS POKROVSKY
One act operas
“The Prodigal Son” by Benjamin Britten
“Mavra” by Igor Stravinsky
THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER. THE PERFORMANCE BY THE ESTONIAN NATIONAL OPERA.
IN THE CONCERT HALL “JAANI KIRIK” (Dekabristov street, 54 A).
“The Long Christmas Dinner” depicts 90 years in the history of the Bayard family over Christmas dinner table. The story has a serious overtone, but is lightened by touches of humour and retells about the life of different generations: their demise, growth and choices, creating a colourful summary of human nature.
Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) was one of the most outstanding representatives of German neo-classicism and one of the most varied 20th century composers. His stirring music and moving arias transport the audience into a world of memory. “The Long Christmas Dinner” celebrates the seemingly small and insignificant details of life that ultimately matter the most.
Lucia: Janne Ševtšenko
Ema Bayard, Mother Bayard: Annaliisa Pillak
Roderick: Rauno Elp
Brandon: Mart Laur
Charles: Oliver Kuusik
Genevieve: Juuli Lill
Leonora: Kristel Pärtna
Sam: Andres Köster
Lucia II: Kati Jaanimäe
Roderick II: Mart Madiste
Nanny: Kaja Kreitzberg
Estonian National Opera Orchestra
PYRAMUS AND THISBE. PERFORMANCE OF THE HELIKON-OPERA (MOSCOW) UNDER DMITRY BERTMAN.
Sardonical opera with an epilogue, English tea and the English humor
With the will of Alexander Borodovski, director of the performance, you are a guest of an exquisite company of genuine English lady and gentleman. The pleasant talk in two languages, English and Russian, the exciting game of crocket (royal crocket, if you wish) on the grass-plot and, of course, English tea, will make your evening not only funny, but interesting and helpful.
The surprisingly beautiful, stylish and elegant show was created by Igor Nezhny and Tatiana Tulubieva. This opera has the real English sound, thanks to musical director, Ekaterina Vasheruk and Julian Gallant (UK).
The opera is based on the text of interlude “Pyramus and Thisbe” from the comedy by William Shakespeare “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
EUGENE ONEGIN. The Closing of the International Chamber Opera Festival
The Closing of the International Chamber Opera Festival
Lyrical scenes in seven episodes
“I will never give this opera to the State Theatre Administration before it is performed in the conservatory. I do not need a big scene with its routine and convention, with its incompetent directors and meaningless, though sumptuous, staging ... For “Onegin” I merely need...singers who will play simply, but well...“ From a letter of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
The performance by Yuri Alexandrov gives the audience a new look at the familiar plot of the most popular Russian opera. The characters are moved into the atmosphere of Chekhov's time, becoming those intellectual “summer residents” of the late 19th century. Filled with lots of unusual director’s ideas, the action fascinates the audience with its “not opera-like” dynamism. Gradually, scene after scene, the original intention of the director becomes clear: everything that happens is formed by the imagination of the dreamy Tatyana, whose creative mind bizarrely connects the past, the present and the future. The textbook love story interpreted by Yuri Alexandrov regains its pristine freshness.