This week, Stay Home with Russian Seasons , audiences will be able to experience two monumental works in modern arrangements. The first is by Mozart, the second by Wagner.
On June 15, the Zazerkalye Theater in St. Petersburg will present its season premiere and one of the most outstanding works in music history - Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" in the author's interpretation by the director Alexander Petrov. It was in this work that Mozart, for the first time in opera history, portrayed the personalities of the characters as well as the comedy of intrigue and all the twists and turns of a "mad day" through musical means. Two hundred years have passed, and the relevance of this opera has not diminished in the slightest. The Zazerkalye theater team will present its interpretation of the work, meeting the demands of today's viewers, who are looking for something fresh. Directed by Alexander Petrov . Musical director and conductor -Pavel Bubelnikov. It will begin at 20:00, Moscow time.
The history of the Zazerkalye Children's Musical Theater began on New Year's Eve, 1988. All the children of Leningrad then received a present - a performance based on the opera by the young Leningrad composer Leonid Desyatnikov "Bravo-Bravissimo, Pioneer Anisimov, or Nobody Wants to Sing. " This "opera-detective in two acts for children and adults" was staged by Alexander Petrov , the artistic director of Zazerkalya, and Pavel Bubelnikov, the principal conductor, now National Artists of Russia. The creators of "Looking Glass" lead the theater to this day.
On June 18, audiences will be able to enjoy a new project - a half-staged performance of Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold. This broadcast will take place under the auspices of the German production organization RCCR Projects GmbH and the International Cultural Center of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic (Ekaterinburg) as part of the Russian-German Music Academy . Screenings will take place on June 18 and 19 in the Sverdlovsk and Nizhnetagilsky Philharmonic, and in August 2021, the opera will be performed at various concert venues in Bavaria (Germany). The project will be part of the Germany Year in Russia 2020/2021 and will be supported by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Germany and the Government of the Sverdlovsk region.
Christoph Stöcker , the chief musical assistant of the Bayreuth Festival, will lead the project in Russia and stand at the console of the International Youth Symphony Orchestra "Tchaikovsky Orchestra " in Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Tagil. The group was created based on the Urals Youth Symphony Orchestra. For eight years in a row, the young musicians in Yekaterinburg have welcomed their colleagues from other countries, performing music together, preparing programs, and successfully performing concerts in Russia and Germany. This year the orchestra will include musicians from Russia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, South Korea, and Slovenia. The principal roles in the opera will be performed by soloists of the leading opera houses in Germany, the direct bearers of the "Wagnerian" tradition. Along with accomplished singers, young performers from Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk, selected during auditions in these cities in March 2021, will take the stage. The famous German director Georg Bluml will be the producer, and the visual component of the performance will be presented by the well-known video artist Lillewan. The live broadcast starts at 16:30, Moscow time.