The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Giuseppe Verdi LA TRAVIATA

25 November 

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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Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor

29 November

“Donizetti is the composer that belongs to our theater. We turn to his works whenever we start feeling that the world around us lacks that human intonation which can be found both in his the comic operas and musical dramas.”

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Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto

30 November
In the Hermitage Theatre

Yuri Alexandrov’s production boldly destroys the clichés that have developed during centuries of existence of one of Verdi’s most popular operas. The whole production focuses on the image of a mask, that sinister masquerade of life.

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Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly

 2 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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Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

3 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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Charles Gounod Faust

6 December

Premiere

In his modern, expressive version of the classical opera director Yuri Alexandrov deals with the philosophical issues of being, the man’s vocation, and the confrontation of hell and heaven, responding vividly and passionately to today's world events.

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Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana

8 December 

This play is about honor, love and jealousy. The emotional drama is presented by the composer in a naturalistic, truthful and powerful manner. The whole performance is as intensely expressive as its musical score.

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Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore

9 December

“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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Giacomo Puccini La bohème

10 December 

The famous Puccini opera is presented by The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera as a story of the tragic conflict between the dream and the life routine. The story is not set in any definite time. It reflects the relationships between a man and a woman that have existed ever since Adam and Eve.

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Robert Planquette Les cloches de Corneville

15, 17 & 29 December

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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Rodion Shchedrin Not only love

20 December

The St. Petersburg premiere of "Not only love" by the famous composer Rodion Shchedrin was a landmark event. The composer himself described it as the best performance of his opera. 
The performance is the winner of the highest St. Petersburg theatrical award, Golden spotlights in the 2013-2014 season as the best drama performance at the opera house.

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Tales of the world

24 Nov

The II Festival of children's theatres in the “St Petersburg Chamber Opera”
Tales of the world

The II Festival of children's theatres in the “St Petersburg Chamber Opera”

Start at 16.00

Lappish tales

24 Nov

The II Festival of children's theatres in the “St Petersburg Chamber Opera”
Lappish tales

The II Festival of children's theatres in the “St Petersburg Chamber Opera”

Start at 19.00

La traviata

25 Nov

 
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.

Start at 19.00

World classic masterpieces

26 Nov

 
World classic masterpieces

Gala concert in two parts The theatre’s leading soloists will perform masterpieces of the world classical music in one of the most beautiful palaces of St. Petersburg, the mansion of Baron von Derviz where the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is located.

Start at 15.00

"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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