ALL TOGETHER OPERA - JULY 12-22

The festival will traditionally start on 12 July, the Day of the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul in the very heart of St. Petersburg at the Cathedral Square of the Peter and Paul Fortress. A masterpiece by Mikhail Glinka "Ruslan and Lyudmila" will be performed on that day – it is a composition that is a part of the golden fund of Russian opera art. This opera is one of those works that are especially important and essential for Russian culture. In particular, "Ruslan and Lyudmila" is connected with two national classics at the same time – Glinka and Pushkin. 

The opera will organically blend into the space of the Cathedral Square of the Peter and Paul Fortress - the heart of Saint Petersburg, - because it follows the theme of Russian history and features heroic characters; the idea of the victory of Russian weaponry is symbolically presented in it, not mentioning the fact that this opera is based on the first large Petersburg work of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin.

Art Director of the festival, stage manager Victor Vysotsky will be the producer of the opera. The main elements of the setting will be the fairy-tale images of the Pushkin’s poem: the composition from the “Oak-tree by Lukomorye”, the towers of Kiev and stylized oriental architectural details. Production designer is Julia Goltsova. Artistic Director of the All Together Opera Festival Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo will be Music Director of the opera. The Northern Symphony Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre. Combined choir, Artistic Director is Julia Khutoretskaya. Choreographer is Constantine Chuvashev. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia and other countries around the world, such as Denis Sedov, Anastasia Kalagina (Mariinsky Theatre), Ekaterina Krapivina (Mariinsky Theatre) and others.

The performance begins at 19:00.
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As before, amazing architectural ensembles of Saint Petersburg will open to residents and visitors of our city in a new way. This year, alongside the traditional places for staging operas, the Architect Rossi Street will turn into a beautiful auditorium.

On 15 July one of the brightest operas by Giuseppe Verdi, "Rigoletto" will be presented within the architectural ensemble of the street and the Alexandrovsky Theatre.

The managers of the festival think that showing the Italian opera masterpiece inside Petersburg classicism created by the genius of the Italian architect Carlo Rossi is really spectacular. The street named after him is an ideal auditorium, where the bright, rhythmically harmonious façade image supports theatre performances with their musical language, as bright and as memorable, and their classically harmonious inner structures.

Moreover, the act of the Rigoletto opera takes place in the Italian palazzo most of the time, which also matches the grand festive architectural image of this place. It is quite justified to expect that the Rigoletto opera on the Architect Rossi Street will reveal the beauty of the city in a new way to residents and visitors of Saint Petersburg and make it an even more attractive tourist Mecca.

The sets for the performance will be designed with the use of architectural motifs of Rossi’s facades. Directed by the Vasily Zarzhetsky. Production designer is Julia Goltsova. The opera will be performed by the Taurida International Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the People’s Artist of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic Mikhail Golikov. Choreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of St.Petersburg and Moscow, such as Kyrill Zharovin (St. Petersburg Opera), Antonina Vesenina (The Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers), Stanislav Leontyev (Mariinsky Theatre), Elena Sommer (Mariinsky Theatre) and others. Youth SoGlasie choir, choirmaster is Pavel Teplov.
The performance begins at 17.00.

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On 19 July a romantic opera of a famous German composer Carl Maria von Weber "Der Freischütz" will be staged in the Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park on the Yelagin Island in front of the Yelagin Island Palace. This work is rightly considered a masterpiece of music art. This is the first German romantic fairy-tale which poeticizes the forces of nature and simple human relationships. Bright folk character of the opera makes it open for easy understanding by the widest audience.

Staging of Der Freischütz in front of the Yelagin Island Palace will blend into the space of the Yelagin Island thanks to the romantic and picturesque landscapes, and the act of the opera takes place against this background. The main elements of the setting, according to the concept of the production designer of the opera Julia Goltsova, will by the stylized elements of rural homestead – a mill wheel, architectural fragments of a homestead house, trees and flowers.

The opera will be directed by the St.Petersburg Conservatoire graduate Dmitry Otyakovsky. Principal Conductor of the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt Oliver Weder (Germany) will be a Music Director of this production. Taurida International Symphony Orchestra. Chamber Choir of the St. Petersburg Music Hall Theatre led by the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Valentina Kopylova-Panchenko; choirmaster is Igor Pototsky. Choreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia Mikhail Nikanorov (Helikon-Opera, Moscow), Artem Melikhov (Mariinsky Theatre), Olga Cheremnykh and others.

The performance begins at 19.00.

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This year the festival will continue the tradition of staging operas against the background of architectural masterpieces of the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The masterpiece by Bizet, Carmen, one of the most popular and most frequently performed operas of the world repertoire, will be performed on 22 July at the Main Courtyard of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.

Bright personalities, quick action, captivating plot of the famous novel by Mérimée and memorability of beautiful melodies make this opera one of the most precious guests at any opera stage.

The opera will beautifully fit into the space of the Main Courtyard of the Catherine Palace with its orientation at a wide audience, marching rhythms of some themes and the place of the action, connected with squares of a Spanish city.
This production will be directed by Georgy Isaakyan, famous Russian theatre director, Artistic Director of the Moscow State Academic Children’s Music Theater Named After Natalya Sats.

The main element of the performance set will be the front row of baroque arcs, resonating to the divisions of Rastrelli’s façade of the Catherine Palace.
Production designer is Julia Goltsova. Artistic Director of the All Together Opera Festival Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo will be Music Director of the opera. The Northern Symphony Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre. Opéra de Nice choir (France). Choreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia and other countries around the world, such as Yulia Gertseva (Switzerland), Vladimir Tselebrovsky, Sofia Nekrasova (France) and others.

The performance begins at 17.00.

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At the times of difficult economic conditions the festival will maintain its social character, which is especially important for the regular viewers of the All Together Opera Festival and for all who love opera. Like in the years before, the admission to the open-air performances will be free. Residents and visitors of Saint Petersburg will have an opportunity to watch the most popular operas of the world repertoire completely free of charge.

The opera will organically blend into the space of the Cathedral Square of the Peter and Paul Fortress - the heart of Saint Petersburg, - because it follows the theme of Russian history and features heroic characters; the idea of the victory of Russian weaponry is symbolically presented in it, not mentioning the fact that this opera is based on the first large Petersburg work of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin.

 

Art Director of the festival, stage manager Victor Vysotsky will be the producer of the opera. The main elements of the setting will be the fairy-tale images of the Pushkin’s poem: the composition from the “Oak-tree by Lukomorye”, the towers of Kiev and stylized oriental architectural details. Production designer is Julia Goltsova. Artistic Director of the All Together Opera Festival Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo will be Music Director of the opera. The Northern Symphony Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre. Combined choir, Artistic Director is Julia Khutoretskaya. Choreographer is Constantine Chuvashev.Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia and other countries around the world, such as Denis Sedov, Anastasia Kalagina (Mariinsky Theatre), Ekaterina Krapivina (Mariinsky Theatre) and others.

 

The performance begins at 19:00.

 

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As before, amazing architectural ensembles of Saint Petersburg will open to residents and visitors of our city in a new way. This year, alongside the traditional places for staging operas, the Architect Rossi Street will turn into a beautiful auditorium.

 

On 15 July one of the brightest operas by Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto will be presented within the architectural ensemble of the street and the Alexandrovsky Theatre.

 

The managers of the festival think that showing the Italian opera masterpiece inside Petersburg classicism created by the genius of the Italian architect Carlo Rossi is really spectacular. The street named after him is an ideal auditorium, where the bright, rhythmically harmonious façade image supports theatre performances with their musical language, as bright and as memorable, and their classically harmonious inner structures.

 

Moreover, the act of the Rigoletto opera takes place in the Italian palazzo most of the time, which also matches the grand festive architectural image of this place. It is quite justified to expect that the Rigoletto opera on the Architect Rossi Street will reveal the beauty of the city in a new way to residents and visitors of Saint Petersburg and make it an even more attractive tourist Mecca.

 

The sets for the performance will be designed with the use of architectural motifs of Rossi’s facades. Directed by the Vasily Zarzhetsky. Production designer is Julia Goltsova. The opera will be performed by the Taurida International Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the People’s Artist of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic Mikhail GolikovChoreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of St.Petersburg and Moscow, such as Kyrill Zharovin (St. Petersburg Opera), Antonina Vesenina (The Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers), Stanislav Leontyev (Mariinsky Theatre), Elena Sommer (Mariinsky Theatre) and others. Youth SoGlasie choir, choirmaster is Pavel Teplov.

The performance begins at 17.00.

 

 

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On 19 July a romantic opera of a famous German composer Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischütz will be staged in the Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park on the Yelagin Island in front of the Yelagin Island Palace. This work is rightly considered a masterpiece of music art. This is the first German romantic fairy-tale which poeticizes the forces of nature and simple human relationships. Bright folk character of the opera makes it open for easy understanding by the widest audience.

 

Staging of Der Freischütz in front of the Yelagin Island Palace will blend into the space of the Yelagin Island thanks to the romantic and picturesque landscapes, and the act of the opera takes place against this background. The main elements of the setting, according to the concept of the production designer of the opera Julia Goltsova, will by the stylized elements of rural homestead – a mill wheel, architectural fragments of a homestead house, trees and flowers.

 

The opera will be directed by the St.Petersburg Conservatoire graduate Dmitry Otyakovsky. Principal Conductor of the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt Oliver Weder (Germany) will be a Music Director of this production. Taurida International Symphony Orchestra. Chamber Choir of the St. Petersburg Music Hall Theatre led by the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Valentina Kopylova-Panchenko; choirmaster is Igor Pototsky. Choreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia Mikhail Nikanorov (Helikon-Opera, Moscow), Artem Melikhov (Mariinsky Theatre), Olga Cheremnykh and others.

 

The performance begins at 19.00.

 

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This year the festival will continue the tradition of staging operas against the background of architectural masterpieces of the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The masterpiece by Bizet Carmen, one of the most popular and most frequently performed operas of the world repertoire, will be performed on 22 July at the Main Courtyard of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.

 

Bright personalities, quick action, captivating plot of the famous novel by Mérimée and memorability of beautiful melodies make this opera one of the most precious guests at any opera stage.

 

The opera will beautifully fit into the space of the Main Courtyard of the Catherine Palace with its orientation at a wide audience, marching rhythms of some themes and the place of the action, connected with squares of a Spanish city.

 

This production will be directed by Georgy Isaakyan, famous Russian theatre director, Artistic Director of the Moscow State Academic Children’s Music Theater Named After Natalya Sats.

 

The main element of the performance set will be the front row of baroque arcs, resonating to the divisions of Rastrelli’s façade of the Catherine Palace.

Production designer is Julia Goltsova. Artistic Director of the All Together Opera Festival Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo will be Music Director of the opera. The Northern Symphony Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre. Opéra de Nice choir (France). Choreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia and other countries around the world, such as Yulia Gertseva (Switzerland), Vladimir Tselebrovsky, Sofia Nekrasova (France) and others.

 

The performance begins at 17.00.

 

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At the times of difficult economic conditions the festival will maintain its social character, which is especially important for the regular viewers of the All Together Opera Festival and for all who love opera. Like in the years before, the admission to the open-air performances will be free. Residents and visitors of Saint Petersburg will have an opportunity to watch the most popular operas of the world repertoire completely free of charge.