The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana

25 February 

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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Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

28 February

“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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Giacomo Puccini Tosca

2 March

This opera is about everyone who plays, writes and creates, about those who life in both life and art, rather than making a difference between them. It is about the difficult relationship between the artist and the tyrant.

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Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor

4 March

“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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Gioachino Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia

7 March
 
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera for the first time turned to one of the most popular operas by Rossini. The director interpreted the comedy plot as the Italian commedia dell'arte and the company played it brilliantly and with young enthusiasm.

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César Cui Puss in Boots (with the participation of the Musical and drama theatre “The Blue Bird”)

Premiere
8 & 10 March at 15.00

Joint production of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera and Musical and drama theatre “The Blue Bird”.

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Opera Gala

8, 9 & 10 March at 19.00

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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César Cui Puss in Boots

Premiere

9 March  at 15.00

The charm of the Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, full of tenderness, wittiness and French elegance – this is a new production of the theatre. The “Puss in Boots” was created for children by César Cui in 1912. After a century the fairy world of his opera is restored on the stage of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera.

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Giuseppe Verdi LA TRAVIATA

11 March 

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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Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto

14 March
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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Pagliacci

28 Feb

 
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

Tosca

02 Mar

 
Tosca

Opera in three acts This opera is about everyone who plays, writes and creates, about those who life in both life and art, rather than making a difference between them. It is about the difficult relationship between the artist and the tyrant.

Start at 19.00

Lucia di Lammermoor

04 Mar

 
Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera in two acts The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera offers the audience a modern interpretation of the Gothic drama and opera by Gaetano Donizetti.

Start at 19.00

Il barbiere di Siviglia

07 Mar

 
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Comic opera in two acts The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera for the first time turned to one of the most popular operas by Rossini. The director interpreted the comedy plot as the Italian commedia dell'arte and the company played it brilliantly and with young enthusiasm.

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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