The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Imre Kálmán Die Csárdásfürstin

7, 8 December at 19/00 & 31 December at 18/00

New production by Yuri Alexandrov

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Charles Gounod Faust

21 November

In his modern, expressive version of the classical opera director Yuri Alexandrov deals with the philosophical issues of being, the man’s vocation, and the confrontation of hell and heaven, responding vividly and passionately to today's world events.

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Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia

22 November

Turning to the ancient plot in “The Rape of Lucretia” (the suicide of a noble Roman lady Lucretia, disgraced by the son of King Tarquinius), Benjamin Britten, impressed by the horrors of the Second World War, created the image of his time. Similarly, Yuri Alexandrov, the director of the play, appeals to his own contemporaries.

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Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto

28 November
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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Gaetano Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor

30 November

“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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Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly

 1 December

"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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Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

2 December

“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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Faust

21 Nov

 
Faust

A psychological drama in two parts Gounod’s opera does not attempt to match the thematic breadth or the philosophical sophistication of Goethe’s sprawling masterpiece, concentrating instead on Faust’s romantic encounter with Marguerite and the tragic results of their liaison.

Start at 19.00

The Rape of Lucretia

22 Nov

 
The Rape of Lucretia

Musical tragedy with one intermission Turning to the ancient plot in The Rape of Lucretia Benjamin Britten, impressed by the horrors of the Second World War, created the image of his time. Similarly, Yuri Alexandrov, the director of the play, appeals to his own contemporaries.

Start at 19.00

The familiar melodies of Italy

23 Nov

 
The familiar melodies of Italy

Concert in two parts The new theatre’s concert program features so familiar and loved Italian music.

Start at 19.00

The grandeur of Russian Opera

24 Nov

 
The grandeur of Russian Opera

Concert in two parts The theatre’s leading soloists will perform masterpieces of the Russian classical music in one of the most beautiful palaces of St. Petersburg, the mansion of Baron von Derviz where the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is located.

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 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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