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The Closing of the 31 season

22 July

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 September

“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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César Cui Puss in Boots


9 September at 12.00 & 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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Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana

9 September 

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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Gioachino Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia

12 September
 
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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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail

Premiere

28 September

'In the complex labyrinth of the performance, the respectable spectator will see not only a fascinating and joyful story about adventures of young lovers in fairy and unpredictable Turkey of the 18th century. But also a lyrical narration about the uneasy relationship between Mozart and his wife Constanze'. Director of the production is Yuri Alexandrov

 


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Eugene Onegin

07 Sep

Opening of the 32nd season
Eugene Onegin

Lyrical scenes in seven episodes The performance by Yuri Alexandrov gives the audience a new look at the familiar plot of the most popular Russian opera. Filled with lots of unusual director’s ideas, the action fascinates the audience with its “not opera-like” dynamism.

Start at 19.00

L'elisir d'amore

08 Sep

 
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

Puss in boots

09 Sep

Premiere
Puss in boots

A fairy-tale for children and their parents with singing and dancing The charm of the Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, full of tenderness, wittiness and French elegance – this is a new production of the theatre.

Start at 12.00

Puss in boots

09 Sep

Premiere
Puss in boots

A fairy-tale for children and their parents with singing and dancing The charm of the Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, full of tenderness, wittiness and French elegance – this is a new production of the theatre.

Start at 15.00

"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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