World Theatre Day
World Theatre Day is an international observance celebrated on 27 March.
On this day, the St. Petersburg Opera will show a gala concert “Viva Mozart!” at 19:00 in the Main Hall of the theatre and broadcast operetta Die Csárdásfürstin (in Russia known as Sylva) by E. Kalman on the social network VK at 18:00.
“Viva Mozart!” Gala concert
The enchanting music of the great Austrian will sound in the old baroque hall of the theatre: symphonic fragments and overtures, arias, duets and scenes from popular opera works by Mozart, such as Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute. In the costumed gala concert leading soloists and orchestra of the St. Petersburg Opera will take part. Talented soloists and musicians who today not only occupy high positions in the international music rankings, but also shape the Russian performing tradition of the present and future.
Die Csárdásfürstin is one of the most popular works by E. Kalman. The original name of the operetta did not take root in Russia, since the premiere on the Russian stage took place at the height of the First World War. The Russian title Sylva is commonly used in the country. An interesting fact: the success of the premiere, both in Vienna and in St. Petersburg, was such that the performance became one of the most noisy theatrical events on both sides of the front - both in Russia and in Austria-Hungary. According to the plot, Sylva, a variety show star, loves the young aristocrat Edwin, but their marriage is impossible, since the prince cannot marry a chansonette. The events of the play unfold around this love story.
Link to the performance: https://vk.com/video-5715063_456239474