The international cultural project 'Russian seasons' carries on in an on-line format. Within the framework of the'Stay home with Russian Seasons' project on http://russianseasons.org/ website since March 23, 2020 the visitors will be able to watch videos of the best art groups and companies of Russia, participants of the 'Russian seasons' 2020 as well as previous years.
On Monday, March 30, at 8 pm Moscow time, the Moscow Musical Theatre "Helikon-Opera" will present it's Turandot (12+), the music for which was written by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. The play, directed and produced by an international team, headed by a people's artist of Russia Dmitry Bertman, premiered in the early 2017 during the world largest international project - Eurasian Opera. Vladimir Fedoseyev, the people's artist of USSR, took charge of the musical part in the play, never before having conducted an opera orchestra in Russia.
The viewers and musical critics alike jointly praise this energetic, colorfull and mysterious play, that leaves no one indifferent, about the chinese princess Turandot. The finale of the play, where characters' love and vengeance collide, surprises everyone.
"Turandot - is the first attempt made by the theater to turn to the great Italian's work. First try lead to the outstanding success. Turandot in Helikon is fiercely beautiful! Dmitry Bertman unveils the whole dreadful and fearful story in its realism, staying away from the usual rococo tradition of depicting the oriental lady" - said people's artist of USSR, Alla Pugacheva.
The play was honored with the 'Onegin' opera prize, an award of the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation 'The Main Feature of the season' and is nominated for the National theater award - 'the Golden Mask' across several categories.
On Wednesday, April 1, at 8 pm Moscow time, the ardent lovers of the Russian culture will be able to observe online ballet skills put to test. The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet from St. Petersburg will show a video recording of their state exam in 'Classical dance'. Young men of class 8/III will show their prowess to the viewers: the exam took place on April 17, 2019. Their professor is a people's artist of Russia, winner of the Russian state award, ambassador of the 'Russian seasons' project, and a ballet dancer - Nikolay Tsiskaridze. Piano - Darya Kondakova.
On Friday, April 3, at 8 pm Moscow time, the Russian season's week will continue with the broadcasts of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia concert conducted by the people's artist of USSR, winner of state awards of USSR and Russia, the UNESCO Artist for Peace , Vlasimir Spivakov. Soiloists - members of the ROH Young Artists Programme - Aygul Akhmetshina (mezzo) and Alan Pingarrón (tenor, Mexico). The program includes overtures, arias and duets from Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Saint-Saens.
The concert originally took place on December 23, 2019 in Svetlanovsky hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, during the X Moscow Festival 'Vladimir Spivakov welcomes'.
National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia was established in 2003 by the order of the Russian ministry of culture as comissioned by the President of Russia V. Putin, brings together best of the best in the orchestra world and talented young musicians. The orchestra collaborates with the best directors of various generations, the stars of global opera stage and renown instrumental soiloists. The orchestra repertoir covers different works from early classical symphonies to the newest pieces of today.
'We will continue broadcasting concerts and plays of the 'Russian seasons' and making the internet audience familiar with the treasures of Russian culture and art. Such a format is our response to the challenges of today and temporary bans on travel and tours, borders closures. Culture - is a global treasure, Russia has something to show to the world during these days.' - sais ANO 'Russian seasons' director Alexey Lebedev.