On February 23 The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera will present its third premiere of the season, an opera diptych “To remember” (“The Young Guard” by Julius Meytus and “Crimea” by Marian Koval). The director of the performance, the theatre’s artistic director, People's Artist of Russia, Yuri Alexandrov shares his thoughts on the production.
"The show will be addressed mainly to our young people, the young guard, which will have to raise our country from the rather difficult situation in which it found herself. The young guard of our country should decide its future. But no future is possible without the past.
The play concentrates on love, above all, love. The war is on the sidelines in our performance. We are making a lyrical play about young people, their sacrifice and living for the sake of their ideals.
Our “The Young Guard” will close the cycle of two performances, which we began to conceive a long time ago. One of the missions of a theatre is to talk about what is happening today. And we are bound to respond to it. This is a responding performance, a retort thrown into the audience that requires a response. It was the case with “Crimea”, our opera-rally and it will also be the case with the second part of a diptych, “The Young Guard”.