The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore

26 April

“L'elisir d'amore” is one of the most famous operas by Donizetti. But staged by Yuri Alexandrov in The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera, this masterpiece sparkles with new colors. For this is what Alexandrov is like: in every opera score he skillfully finds something new, unexpected, exciting ...

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Giuseppe Verdi LA TRAVIATA

29 April

This is one of the most exciting performances of the company, which has been awarded with Golden spotlights, the most prestigious St. Petersburg theatre prize. The premiere of Yuri Alexandrov’s performance was as much a shock for the audience as it was with the world premiere, which took place in 1853 in Teatro La Fenice, Venice.

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Opera Gala

30 April 

Opera Gala in the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is a celebration of music and theater, a parade of young opera stars, and also a fancy-dress procession that amazes us with the variety of styles and its artistic originality.

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Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

3 May

“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. These Shakespeare words became the motto of the production by Yuri Alexandrov. The director offers a unique version of one of the most popular operas that invariably touches human hearts with its bright love drama and vivid emotional music.

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Robert Planquette Les cloches de Corneville


Premiere 
7 May 

Les cloches de Corneville has been praised for its fine melodies, rhythmic variety, good choral writing and complex orchestral colour. The work was translated into several languages and enjoyed numerous productions worldwide.

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L'elisir d'amore

26 Apr

 
L'elisir d'amore

Comic opera in two acts “L'elisir d'amore” is one of most prominent works by Donizetti. Dynamic and rich with beautiful melodies, it has been admired by listeners for more than 170 years, and the composer’s masterpiece Una furtiva lagrima, a romance of Nemorino, belongs to the world’s classical musical heritage.

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The great Italians

28 Apr

 
The great Italians

Gala Concert in two parts The new theatre’s concert program features arias and scenes from world-famous operas of the great Italian composers.

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La traviata

29 Apr

 
La traviata

Opera-fantasy in two acts The performance is the winner of the highest theatrical award of St. Petersburg, Golden spotlightsin the 2004-2005 season as the best opera performance.

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Opera Gala

30 Apr

 
Opera Gala

Gala concert with a surprise intermission Opera Gala in the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is a celebration of music and theater, a parade of young opera stars, and also a fancy-dress procession that amazes us with the variety of styles and its artistic originality.

Start at 19.00

"Die Fledermaus"
"Cavalleria rusticana "
"Les cloches de Corneville"
"Les pêcheurs de perles"
Yuri Alexandrov

Yuri Alexandrov

People's Artist of Russia
Winner of The Golden Mask, Russian National Theatre Award
Winner of The Golden Spotlights, the highest theatre award of St. Petersburg.
Artistic director of The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera

Yuri Alexandrov is one of the few directors sought-after both in Russia and abroad. His productions have been appreciated by the audiences in the United States, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. He might be the only Russian opera director whose performances have been staged in the most prestigious venues in the world including Arena di Verona, Metropolitan Opera, and La Scala. Overall, he has created over 200 performances in Russian and foreign opera houses. In 1987, Yuri Alexandrov founded the Chamber Music Theatre. What was originally intended to be an art laboratory later grew into a professional state company, the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera that is well-known both at home and abroad.

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