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

28 September

“Cavalleria rusticana”
is an opera by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci. Production by Yuri Alexandrov.

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Gioachino Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia

2 October
 
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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Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

7 October

“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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Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto

9 October
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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Cavalleria rusticana

28 Sep

 
Cavalleria rusticana

Musical drama with one intermission 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.

Start at 19.00

L'elisir d'amore

30 Sep

Premiere
L'elisir d'amore

Comic opera in two acts “L'elisir d'amore” is one of most prominent works by Donizetti. Dynamic and rich with beautiful melodies, it has been admired by listeners for more than 170 years, and the composer’s masterpiece Una furtiva lagrima, a romance of Nemorino, belongs to the world’s classical musical heritage.

Start at 19.00

Oh, operetta, operetta!

01 Oct

 
Oh, operetta, operetta!

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

Il barbiere di Siviglia

02 Oct

 
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

"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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