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

22 February & 5 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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Robert Planquette Les cloches de Corneville

PREMIERE
25 February 

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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Rodion Shchedrin Not only love

1 March

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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Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly

 3 March

"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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Pyotr Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin

7 March

The performance by Yuri Alexandrov gives the audience a new look at the familiar plot of the most popular Russian opera. The textbook love story interpreted by Yuri Alexandrov regains its pristine freshness.

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Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore

8 March

“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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Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana

11 March
at 15.00 & 19.00

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. 
The play is directed by People's Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov.

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Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto

12 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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Sergei Prokofiev Betrothal in a Monastery

15 March

In the theatre, known for its unusual director's approach, the plot of the Sheridan’s play is interpreted as a funny story about the everlasting conflict of generations, a conflict between academic style and innovation.

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La traviata

22 Feb

 
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

Tosca

23 Feb

 
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

Die Fledermaus

24 Feb

In the Hermitage Theatre
Die Fledermaus

Classical operetta in two acts “Die Fledermaus” directed by Yuri Alexandrov is one of the recent premieres of The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera. The theatre’s sparkling performance has won the hearts of the viewers becoming one of the best productions of the company.

Start at 19.00

Les cloches de Corneville

25 Feb

Premiere
Les cloches de Corneville

Romantic operetta in two acts 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.

Start at 19.00

"Die Fledermaus"
"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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