The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera will once again delight the Russian Seasons video platform audience with a unique interpretation of classical works. The broadcast will be held on the official website of the Russian Seasons:www.russianseasons.org.
On Tuesday, August 30 , a performance of Donizetti's"Peter the Great, or the Incredible Adventures of the Russian Tsar," directed by Yuri Alexandrov and included in the federal program of events celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great, will be shown.
The opera's plot featuring the Russian royal couple does not claim verisimilitude but offers a reason for creating a conventionally playful and ironic action replete with unpredictable plot twists. Donizetti's gracefully melodic music and the director's inventive imagination will easily accommodate you to the fact that the scenes have nothing to do with authentic Russian history.
The authors sought to avoid bogus stereotypes in their portrayal of the Tsar. The imperial performance features lavish sets, costumes, and video art - it's about a complex, challenging, risky journey of a Tsar with an optimistic ending.
On Thursday, September 1 , an operetta full of color and emotion will be performed.
"Long live love!", "Czardas princess" "Czardas queen" - are the titles of the most popular operetta "Silva" by Emmerich Kalman. Kalman conceived the idea for an operetta dedicated to the vaudeville star Silva Varescu at the beginning of 1914.
The play was first performed under the title Silva in St. Petersburg in 1917. The renewed melodies of Silva tell of the all-conquering power of love, which no obstacle can defeat. The operetta was first performed at the St. Petersburg Opera Theater in December 2018.
The St. Petersburg Opera Theater was a real breakthrough in the cultural life of St. Petersburg. In the late twentieth century, the theatrical and musical sphere of St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, required new views, ideas, and productions. A platform for experimentation was needed. This is how the Chamber Musical Theater came to become known as the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera. Today it is located in the mansion of Baron von Dervis, whose history is closely connected with the musical and theatrical history of St. Petersburg. This year the St. Petersburg Opera Theater celebrated its 35th anniversary.
As usual, the broadcasts will be available at 19:00 CET.