“The Queen of Spades” by Yuri Alexandrov in Petrozavodsk


Artistic director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Yuri Alexandrov is well-known in Petrozavodsk. He has staged numerous performances in the Musical theatre of the Republic of Karelia. This year, when the world celebrates the 175th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Yuri Alexandrov, together with Petrozavodsk theatre team, is staging “The Queen of Spades” here. It should be noted that this opera has never been staged in the Musical theatre of Karelia before. 

For Alexandrov himself, who has staged this opera in St. Petersburg, Moscow and the USA, this is a new, original interpretation of the famous work by Tchaikovsky. “In America, my goal was to explain the text, – the director says, – in Moscow I created an avant-garde performance which was a result of my experience of Russian life, but here in Petrozavodsk I am making something closer to a classical performance.” 
The performance was premiered in the Musical theatre of the Republic of Karelia on June 2 and 3.