The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Robert Planquette Les cloches de Corneville

PREMIERE
23 & 24 December

The St. Petersburg Сhamber Opera will present the first premiere of the new anniversary season – the operetta Les cloches de Corneville by Robert Plunkett. Production by Yuri Alexandrov.

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Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

9 December

“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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Georges Bizet Les pêcheurs de perles

10 December

This is the first time that The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera turns to works by Georges Bizet. A thrilling drama of strong passions has been staged by Yuri Alexandrov in an unpredictably modern manner, while expressive acting and subtle interpretation of the roles by the soloists make this performance really unforgettable.

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Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly

 11 December

"Madama Butterfly" has been on the playbill of the world opera houses for more than a hundred years. Among other outstanding performances of the opera, the one offered by The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera has become one of the most extraordinary versions of the brilliant score by Puccini.

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Giuseppe Verdi LA TRAVIATA

2 January

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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Boris Godunov

07 Dec

 
Boris Godunov

Musical folk drama in two acts Yuri Alexandrov created a metaphoric performance where he mixed different eras focusing on how history repeats itself. He draws parallels between the Time of Troubles and the today’s Russia of today, raising the eternal issues of loneliness in power and irreconcilable conflict between the people and the rulers.

Start at 19.00

Pagliacci

09 Dec

 
Pagliacci

Opera-farce in two acts Yuri Alexandrov 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.

Start at 19.00

Les pêcheurs de perles

10 Dec

 
Les pêcheurs de perles

Opera fantasy in two parts A thrilling drama of strong passions has been staged by Yuri Alexandrov in an unpredictably modern manner, while expressive acting and subtle interpretation of the roles by the soloists make this performance really unforgettable.

Start at 19.00

Madama Butterfly

11 Dec

 
Madama Butterfly

Japanese tragedy in three acts “Madama Butterfly” has been on the playbill of the world opera houses for more than a hundred years. Among other outstanding performances of the opera, the one offered by The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera has become one of the most extraordinary versions of the brilliant score by Puccini.

Start at 19.00

"Les pêcheurs de perles"
"La traviata"
"La boheme"
"Il barbiere di Siviglia"
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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