The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera
The State chamber music theatre
Jacques Offenbach La belle Hélène

26 June 

The performance by Yuri Alexandrov is full of mischievous mockery of human weaknesses. In the theatre’s version, the elegant creation of the composer sounds ironic and cheerful and its pseudo-antique situation are seen as surprisingly modern.

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Robert Planquette Les cloches de Corneville

 28 June

Les cloches de Corneville has been praised for its fine melodies, rhythmic variety, good choral writing and complex orchestral colour. The work was translated into several languages and enjoyed numerous productions worldwide.

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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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La belle Hélène

26 Jun

 
La belle Hélène

Lyrical comedy in three acts In the theatre’s version, the elegant creation of the composer sounds ironic and cheerful and its pseudo-antique situation are seen as surprisingly modern.

Start at 19.00

Les cloches de Corneville

28 Jun

 
Les cloches de Corneville

Romantic operetta in two acts Les cloches de Corneville has been praised for its fine melodies, rhythmic variety, good choral writing and complex orchestral colour. The work was translated into several languages and enjoyed numerous productions worldwide.

Start at 19.00

L'elisir d'amore

29 Jun

 
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

30 Jun

 
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 19.30

"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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