About the theatre

In September 2017, The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera opened its 32nd season.

The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera was founded by director Yuri Alexandrov in 1987, when the audience needed new creative ideas. Despite all the difficulties of the perestroika period, the theatre, which was intended to be an art laboratory, immediately took a prominent place in the Petersburg theatre sphere, winning the reputation of “the living opera” and “a searching theatre.” 
The theater was formed as a single artistic entity with a unique repertoire. It covers a wide range of different music genres created in different countries over the centuries. With time, the Chamber Theatre grew into The Petersburg Chamber Opera, a professional state theatre well-known both in Russia and abroad. 
In 1998, the theatre found its own venue at last. It was the mansion of Baron von Derviz (33, Galernaya St.), a place closely linked to the history of St. Petersburg musical theatre. 
People's Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov has been the artistic director of the theatre since its foundation.