This week, the audience of 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' will be presented with a program of regional cultural institutions - a concert by the student choir of the Kazan Conservatory and a musical fairy tale from Bashkiria, 'The Flying Ship'. The streamings will take place on the official project website https://russianseasons.org on February 9 and 11, 8 pm Moscow time.
On Tuesday, February 9 , all comers are invited to enjoy an online concert of the Kazan Conservatory named after N.G. Zhiganov. The program includes choral scenes from Russian operas: 'Rusalka' (The Mermaid) by Alexander Dargomyzhsky, 'Boris Godunov' and 'Khovanshchina' by Modest Mussorgsky, 'Mazepa' by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. In the Grand Concert Hall named after the famous Tatar composer Salikh Saydashev, along with the Student Choir under the direction of Honored Art Worker of Russia Vladislav Lukyanov, performs a graduate of the Kazan Conservatory, soloist of the Helikon Opera Theatre, guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre, bass vocalist Alexei Tikhomirov. After graduating from the conservatory, he studied with Galina Vishnevskaya, and later performed with Riccardo Muti and Zubin Mehta. The voice of Alexei Tikhomirov sounds from the stages of the best theatres the world over, his talent is appreciated in the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and is always warmly welcomed at home, in Russia. Professor of the Department of Choral Conducting of the Kazan Conservatory Yuri Karpov, students Ruslan Nazyrov and Alexei Chainikov also take part in the concert; the piano is played by Diana Chorna.
'In the art of music, we rely largely on the great achievements of the past. But today they can be presented using new ways of communication. Propagation of cultural heritage is utterly important, as classical music should be accessible to anyone who is attracted to it. In this sense, the cooperation of the Kazan Conservatory with the grand-scale project 'Russian Seasons' can hardly be overestimated. This festival not only opens up new opportunities for interethnic dialogue, but also opens the way for young talents to the international arena,' states the President of the Kazan State Conservatory, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor Rubin Kabirovich Abdullin.
On Thursday, February 11 , the classics of Soviet animation, the musical fairy tale 'The Flying Ship', will come to life for the audience of 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' on the stage of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre. The director of 'The Flying Ship' production is the winner of the 'Golden Mask' Russian National Theatre Award Philip Razenkov. Interestingly enough, especially for this stage version, the composer of the original cartoon of the same name, Maxim Dunaevsky, wrote completely new compositions based on the poems by Yuri Entin. They will be performed alongside the all-favorite hits, 'I Am a Vodyanoy', 'Chastushkas of Babka-Yozhkas' and 'Song of a Dream'.
The production designer is the Honored Artist of Russia, Honored Artist of Udmurtia Vladislav Anisenkov. The conductor-producer is Alexander Alekseev, winner of international and all-Russian contests. Albina Sayakhova stars as Zabava.
The webcasts start at 8pm Moscow time.