The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Gaetano Donizetti Pietro il Grande zar di tutte le Russie

29 June

Few people know that one of the first works by Donizetti was an opera about Peter I based on then popular play by Alexandre Duval. Donizetti's masterpiece was first introduced in Russia by director Yuri Alexandrov who returned to the world the music of the great composer that was long thought lost.

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Georges Bizet Les pêcheurs de perles

1 July

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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Jacques Offenbach La belle Hélène

2 July

The performance by Yuri Alexandrov is full of mischievous mockery of human weaknesses. In the theatre’s version, the elegant creation of the composer sounds ironic and cheerful and its pseudo-antique situation are seen as surprisingly modern.

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Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

13 July

“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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Pietro il Grande zar di tutte le Russie

29 Jun

 
Pietro il Grande zar di tutte le Russie

Comic melodrama in two acts In Russia this Donizetti's masterpiece can only be seen in The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera.

Start at 19.00

Masterpieces of operetta. Concert of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera soloists

30 Jun

 
Masterpieces of operetta. Concert of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera soloists

Concert in two parts The new concert programme features the world's best examples of the genre including excerpts from operettas by Imre Kálmán, Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar and Jacques Offenbach.

Start at 19.00

Les pêcheurs de perles

01 Jul

Premiere
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

La belle Hélène

02 Jul

 
La belle Hélène

Lyrical comedy in three acts In the theatre’s version, the elegant creation of the composer sounds ironic and cheerful and its pseudo-antique situation are seen as surprisingly modern.

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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