International Chamber Opera Festival


From April 23 to May 8, 2016 The State Chamber Musical Theater “St. Petersburg Chamber Opera” and the Fund for Support of Cultural Initiatives “St. Petersburg Chamber Opera” for the first time in Russia present the International Chamber Opera Festival. The festival is held with the support of the St. Petersburg Government and the Committee for Culture. Artistic Director of the Festival – People's Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov. 

Unprecedented in Russia, this forum promises to become an important international culture event. 
The participants will include The State Chamber Musical Theater “St. Petersburg Chamber Opera”, COLLEGIUM MUSICUM RIGA, Estonian National Opera, Moscow Helikon-Opera under Dmitry Bertman and Moscow State Academic Pokrovsky Chamber Opera Theatre. 
The festival seeks to present chamber opera as a distinctive and up-to-date genre taking an important place in the world musical culture. Its participants include leading theatre companies of the two Russian capitals as well as Europe and the diverse program covers the important works of an extended period of history from baroque opera to the great 20th century composers, Stravinsky and Britten. A lot of festival performances will be shown in Russia and St. Petersburg for the first time. 
Such a project can only be carried out on a chamber stage, and The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera with its luxurious historical interiors of the Baron von Derviz mansion, one of the most impressive palaces of St. Petersburg, where the theater is located, meets all these requirements perfectly. 

Festival programme: 

23 April 
The State Chamber Musical Theater St Petersburg Chamber Opera 
“Les pêcheurs de perles” by Georges Bizet 

25 April 
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM RIGA (Latvia, Riga) 
“Acis and Galatea” by George Frideric Handel 

3 May 
Moscow Chamber Opera Theatre named after Boris Pokrovsky 
“The Prodigal Son” by Benjamin Britten 
“Mavra” by Igor Stravinsky 

3 May
Estonian National Opera
In the Concert Hall "Jaani Kirik" (Dekabristov st. 54A)
"The Long Christmas Dinner" by Paul Hindemith

5 May 
Helikon-Opera under Dmitry Bertman (Moscow) 
“Pyramus and Tysbe” by John Frederick Lamp 

8 May 
The State Chamber Musical Theater St Petersburg Chamber Opera 
“Eugene Onegin” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky