The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Ruggero Leoncavallo I PAGLIACCI

23 January

“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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Gaetano Donizetti L'elisir d'amore

25 January

“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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Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana


26 January

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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César Cui Puss in Boots (with the participation of the Musical and drama theatre “The Blue Bird”)


27 January at 12.00

Joint production of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera and Musical and drama theatre “The Blue Bird”.

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César Cui Puss in Boots


27 January at 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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Giacomo Puccini Tosca

30 January

This opera is about everyone who plays, writes and creates, about those who life in both life and art, rather than making a difference between them. It is about the difficult relationship between the artist and the tyrant.

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Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia

1 February

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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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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Pagliacci

23 Jan

 
Pagliacci

Opera-farce in two acts Yuri Alexandrov 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.

Start at 19.00

L'elisir d'amore

25 Jan

 
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

Cavalleria rusticana

26 Jan

 
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 15.00

Cavalleria rusticana

26 Jan

 
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

"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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