On August 17-18, as part of the international cultural project "Russian Seasons" in Germany, the city of Gütersloh (North Rhine-Westphalia) will host a tour of the Music Hall Theatre from St. Petersburg. The troupe are going to perform masterpieces of Russian and world opera classics, romantic songs, and folk compositions.
Concerts are combined into a special project, “New Voices of St. Petersburg”. Vocalists who have gained acclaim thanks to their participation in opera performances, competitions, and festivals in recent years will take part in the performances.
Among the participants are the soloists of the Music Hall Theatre, nominees for prizes in St. Petersburg, Italy, Germany Savely Andreev, Maria Boyarkina, Dmitry Mulyarchik, Anastasia Samarina, Tigriy Bazhakin, Olga Shiryaeva, as well as the soloist of the Saint Petersburg "Rossika" Chamber Choir Zlata Gogol.
Young gifted pianist Platon Cherkasov will act as the singers' accompanist. And as a soloist, he will perform the popular piano études by Sergei Rachmaninoff, a symphonic poem by Alexander Scriabin, compositions by Maurice Ravel and Frédéric Chopin.
The choir's leader is Honored Artist of Russia Valentina Kopylova-Panchenko.
The concert programs in Gütersloh will feature masterpieces of Russian and world operatic classics, romantic songs, pieces from operettas, Neapolitan and Russian folk songs.
The St. Petersburg State “Music Hall” Theatre is one of the most popular and beloved theatres among the residents of St. Petersburg and Russia. It is the venue for concerts and musicals for adults and children, and every new season it brings spectacular premieres to its audience.
Since 2013, Fabio Mastrangelo holds the position of the theatre's Art Director. Since 2015, the Theatre is staging the St. Petersburg International "Opera For Everyone" Festival that introduces Saint Petersburg residents and tourists to the remarkable operatic heritage.
17.08 Stadpark, “Gutersloher Sommer” 16.30
18.08 Stadthalle Gutersloh “Grosser Saal” 11.00
18.08 Konzertsaal Alte Abtei 17.00