The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor

22 May
“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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Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana


24 May

This play is about honor, love and jealousy. The emotional drama is presented by the composer in a naturalistic, truthful and powerful manner. The music of the opera is enchantingly beautiful and moving. Its bright, catchy melodies, dramatic depth and expression determined the further fate of this piece that made the composer internationally famous. The whole performance is as intensely expressive as its musical score.

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Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore

25 May

“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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Rodion Shchedrin Not only love

26 May

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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The Year of the Theatre 2019

By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation the next 2019, announced in Russia the Year of the Theatre.

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Lucia di Lammermoor

22 May

 
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

Cavalleria rusticana

24 May

 
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.

Start at 19.00

The Night of Russian Romances

25 May

 
The Night of Russian Romances

Concert in two parts Special value is added to the Night of Russian Romance in the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera because of the unique atmosphere of the old cozy hall in Baron von Derviz Mansion, where the theatre is located.

Start at 15.00

L'elisir d'amore

25 May

 
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

"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 250 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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