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As part of the “Republic of Estonia 100” programme, the National Opera will perform in Russia, Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania

23.10.2017 / Lisanna Männilaan

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On 23–25 October, The Estonian National Opera will perform at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg as part of the centenary of the Republic of Estonia. Theatre lovers of St. Petersburg will be treated to the ballet the Goblin, opera Rinaldo, and a gala concert at St. John’s Church in St. Petersburg. The performances will be conducted by Vello Pähn and Andres Mustonen. The conductors of the concert are Vello Pähn and Nikolai Aleksejev.

“More than 300 people from the National Opera will be going to St. Petersburg – in addition to the singers, dancers, orchestra, and the technical team, we will also bring our boys’ choir,” said Aivar Mäe, General Manager of the theatre. “We are very proud and happy to take the stage at the Mariinsky Theatre once again, after nearly 40 years. The people of St. Petersburg, theatre critics, and local media are all looking forward to the event,” Mäe added.

Anatoli Arhangelski, Andrea Fabbri, Patrick Foster, Jevgeni Grib, and Marta Navasardyan will be dancing in the main roles of the ballet The Goblin. Monika-Evelin Liiv, Mati Turi, Helen Lokuta, Rauno Elp, Helen Lepalaan, etc. will be singing in the opera Rinaldo, the only baroque opera at the Mariinsky Theatre this season. The soloists at the chamber music concert include Olga Zaitseva, Helen Lepalaan, Monika-Evelin Liiv, Helen Lokuta, Rauno Elp, Andrus Haav, Andres Lemba, and Eda Peäske. The event will also feature the orchestra and the boys’ choir of the National Opera. The programme features numerous works by Estonian composers and treats from the repository of world music classics.

As part of the ‘Republic of Estonia 100’ programme, the National Opera will soon perform also in Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Photo: Harri Rospu

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