On 4-6 June performances by St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
On 4-6 June, St. Peterburg Chamber Opera will give performances at the Estonian National Opera. The theatre will present “Die Fledermaus”, “The Pearl Fishers” and “Rigoletto”. The conductors will be Maksim Valkov and Aleksandr Goihman. In the roles will be seen Vsevolod Kalmõkov, Sofia Nekrasova, Karolina Šapovalova, Vladislav Mazankin, Denis Ahmetšin, Leonti Saljenski, Jadgar Juldašev, Viktor Aleškov, Juri Boršjov, Dmitri Grigorjev, Nikolai Mihalski, Anton Morozov, Efim Rastorgujev, Denis Zakirov, Jevgenia Kravtšenko, Aleksei Pašijev, Sergei Alešenko, Kirill Žarovin, Natalja Vorobjova, Viktoria Martemjanova, Jadgar Juldašev, Anna Altuhova etc.
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera was founded by director Yuri Alexandrov in 1987, when the audience needed new creative ideas. Despite all the difficulties of the perestroika period, the theatre, which was intended to be an art laboratory, immediately took a prominent place in the Petersburg theatre sphere, winning the reputation of “the living opera” and “a searching theatre.”
The theater was formed as a single artistic entity with a unique repertoire. It covers a wide range of different music genres created in different countries over the centuries. With time, the Chamber Theatre grew into The Petersburg Chamber Opera, a professional state theatre well-known both in Russia and abroad. In 1998, the theatre found its own venue at last. It was the mansion of Baron von Derviz (33, Galernaya Str.), a place closely linked to the history of St. Petersburg musical theatre. Yuri Alexandrov has been the artistic director of the theatre since its foundation.
Photo: „Rigoletto“ by St. Petersburg Chamber Opera