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All about love

All about love

Concert in two parts
At all times, both in times of war and in peacetime, there has been music singing love. Composers appreciated vocal chamber lyrics as the most sensitive genre capable of expressing the finest movements of the human soul with its whimsical spiritual experiences, the passion of love and yearning, elation and anxiety.

Betrothal in a Monastery
Sergei Prokofiev

Betrothal in a Monastery

Comic opera in two acts
In the theatre, known for its unusual director's approach, the plot of the Sheridan’s play is interpreted as a funny story about the everlasting conflict of generations, a conflict between academic style and innovation.

Boris Godunov
Modest Mussorgsky

Boris Godunov

Musical folk drama in two acts
Yuri Alexandrov created a metaphoric performance where he mixed different eras focusing on how history repeats itself. He draws parallels between the Time of Troubles and the today’s Russia of today, raising the eternal issues of loneliness in power and irreconcilable conflict between the people and the rulers.


Cavalleria rusticana
Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria rusticana

Musical drama with one intermission
This play is about honor, love and jealousy. The emotional drama is presented by the composer in a naturalistic, truthful and powerful manner. The whole performance is as intensely expressive as its musical score.

Celos Aun del Aire Matan
Juan Hidalgo de Polanco

Celos Aun del Aire Matan

Opera-zarzuela
THE PERFORMANCE BY MOSCOW STATE ACADEMIC CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATRE named N. I. SATS

Crimea
Marian Koval

Crimea

Opera-rally
A new production of the Opera “Crimea” is a unique play that the artistic Director of "St. Petersburg Opera" Yuri Alexandrov made the author, Director, screenwriter and artist.


Die Csárdásfürstin
Imre Kálmán

Die Csárdásfürstin

Operetta in three acts
Die Csárdásfürstin translated into English as The Riviera Girl. It is widely beloved across Europe, particularly in Hungary, Austria, Germany and the former Soviet Union.

Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail

Lyrical comedy in two acts
“Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail” is an opera Singspiel. The work premiered on 16 July 1782 at the Vienna Burgtheater, with the composer conducting.

Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus

Classical operetta in two acts
“Die Fledermaus” directed by Yuri Alexandrov has won the hearts of the viewers becoming one of the best productions of the company.


Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

Dramma giocoso in two acts
“Don Giovanni” in the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is the director's original interpretation of Mozart's genius piece. The stage version by Yuri Alexandrov is full of unpredictable twists to the canonical plot. The familiar situations are displayed from an unexpected viewpoint.

Eugene Onegin
Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

Lyrical scenes in seven episodes
The performance by Yuri Alexandrov gives the audience a new look at the familiar plot of the most popular Russian opera. Filled with lots of unusual director’s ideas, the action fascinates the audience with its “not opera-like” dynamism.

Evergreens of the past

Evergreens of the past

Concert in two parts
In its new concert program, the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera features popular music from the period between the 1930s and the 1970s, both Soviet and foreign.


Faust
Charles Gounod

Faust

A psychological drama in two parts
Gounod’s opera does not attempt to match the thematic breadth or the philosophical sophistication of Goethe’s sprawling masterpiece, concentrating instead on Faust’s romantic encounter with Marguerite and the tragic results of their liaison.

Gala Donizetti

Gala Donizetti

Concert in two parts
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is one of the few Russian theaters that present the work of that brilliant Italian romantic composer in all its diversity. Apart from full-scale performances, the repertoire also includes scenes, arias and duets from the composer’s little-known operas.

Gala Verdi

Gala Verdi

Concert in two parts
Apart from popular operas, the playbill of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera also includes the Gala Verdi concert program composed of arias, duets and scenes from popular Verdi’s operas.


Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Comic opera in two acts
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera for the first time turned to one of the most popular operas by Rossini. The director interpreted the comedy plot as the Italian commedia dell'arte and the company played it brilliantly and with young enthusiasm.

In the light music genre

In the light music genre

Concert in two parts
The new St. Petersburg Chamber Opera concert program features popular music.

L'elisir d'amore
Gaetano Donizetti

L'elisir d'amore

Comic opera in two acts
“L'elisir d'amore” is one of most prominent works by Donizetti. Dynamic and rich with beautiful melodies, it has been admired by listeners for more than 170 years, and the composer’s masterpiece Una furtiva lagrima, a romance of Nemorino, belongs to the world’s classical musical heritage.


La belle Hélène
Jacques Offenbach

La belle Hélène

Lyrical comedy in three acts
In the theatre’s version, the elegant creation of the composer sounds ironic and cheerful and its pseudo-antique situation are seen as surprisingly modern.

La bohème
Giacomo Puccini

La bohème

Melodrama with one intermission
The famous Puccini opera is presented by The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera as a story of the tragic conflict between the dream and the life routine. The story is not set in any definite time. It reflects the relationships between a man and a woman that have existed ever since Adam and Eve.

La Rondine
Giacomo Puccini

La Rondine

Lyric opera in three acts
THE PERFORMANCE BY HAMBURGER KAMMEROPER


La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata

Opera-fantasy in two acts
The performance is the winner of the highest theatrical award of St. Petersburg, Golden spotlightsin the 2004-2005 season as the best opera performance.

Les cloches de Corneville
Robert Planquette

Les cloches de Corneville

Romantic operetta in two acts
Les cloches de Corneville has been praised for its fine melodies, rhythmic variety, good choral writing and complex orchestral colour. The work was translated into several languages and enjoyed numerous productions worldwide.

Les pêcheurs de perles
Georges Bizet

Les pêcheurs de perles

Opera fantasy in two parts
A thrilling drama of strong passions has been staged by Yuri Alexandrov in an unpredictably modern manner, while expressive acting and subtle interpretation of the roles by the soloists make this performance really unforgettable.


Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti

Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera in two acts
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera offers the audience a modern interpretation of the Gothic drama and opera by Gaetano Donizetti.

Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Japanese tragedy in three acts
“Madama Butterfly” has been on the playbill of the world opera houses for more than a hundred years. Among other outstanding performances of the opera, the one offered by The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera has become one of the most extraordinary versions of the brilliant score by Puccini.

Musical Petersburg of the XIX century

Musical Petersburg of the XIX century

The concert and the tour of the Palace (before the concert)
The event program includes a concert featuring outstanding pieces of Russian musical culture, which are part of the world’s classical musical heritage, as well as a tour of the Baron von Derviz palace.


Not Only Love
Rodion Shchedrin

Not Only Love

Lyric opera in two acts
The St. Petersburg premiere of “Not Only Love” by the famous composer Rodion Shchedrin was a landmark event. The composer himself described it as the best performance of his opera.

October ..17
Vano Muradeli

October ..17

Musical-dramatic poem
An interest to the international history forged in the hearth of history’s much as the interest to forgotten music cataclysm of the Soviet period predetermined “October ..17” production to be selected, the staging by Yuri Alexandrov within the 100th anniversary of of the revolutionary events in Russia in 1917.

Opera & Operetta

Opera & Operetta

Gala Concert in two parts
Top artists of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera will present arias and scenes from the most famous operas and operettas .


Opera Gala

Opera Gala

Gala concert with a surprise intermission
Opera Gala in the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is a celebration of music and theater, a parade of young opera stars, and also a fancy-dress procession that amazes us with the variety of styles and its artistic originality.

Pagliacci
Ruggero Leoncavallo

Pagliacci

Opera-farce in two acts
Yuri Alexandrov offers a unique version of one of the most popular operas that invariably touches human hearts with its bright love drama and vivid emotional music.

Paris Mysteries

Paris Mysteries

Concert in two parts
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera presents a new concert programme featuring masterpieces of French classical music.


Pietro il Grande zar di tutte le Russie
Gaetano Donizetti

Pietro il Grande zar di tutte le Russie

Comic melodrama in two acts
In Russia this Donizetti's masterpiece can only be seen in The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera.

Puss in boots
César Cui

Puss in boots

A fairy-tale for children and their parents with singing and dancing
The charm of the Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, full of tenderness, wittiness and French elegance – this is a new production of the theatre.

Puss in Boots (with the participation of the Musical and drama theatre “The Blue Bird”)
César Cui

Puss in Boots (with the participation of the Musical and drama theatre “The Blue Bird”)

A fairy-tale for children and their parents with singing and dancing
The charm of the Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, full of tenderness, wittiness and French elegance – this is a new production of the theatre.


Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto

Musical drama in three acts
Yuri Alexandrov’s production boldly destroys the clichés that have developed during centuries of existence of one of Verdi’s most popular operas. The whole production focuses on the image of a mask, that sinister masquerade of life.

Seven Deadly Sins
Kurt Julian Weill

Seven Deadly Sins

The ballet with singing
THE PERFORMANCE BY THE HELIKON-OPERA (MOSCOW) UNDER DMITRY BERTMAN

Shostakovich Favourites

Shostakovich Favourites

The performance in two acts
The program of music by Dmitri Shostakovich prepared by The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera includes little known or rarely performed works by the composer made in different genres.


The familiar melodies of Italy

The familiar melodies of Italy

Concert in two parts
The new theatre’s concert program features so familiar and loved Italian music.

The Night of Old Russian Romances

The Night of Old Russian Romances

Concert in two parts
Old Russian Romance is a wonderful genre. It emerged in the wake of Romanticism trends, and has not lost its popularity until today.

The Night of Romance

The Night of Romance

A concert in two parts
Luxurious and comfortable hall of the baron von Derviz mansion in which the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera theatre settled, perfectly fits the lyric mood of the Night of Romance.


The Night of Russian Romances

The Night of Russian Romances

Concert in two parts
Special value is added to the Night of Russian Romance in the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera because of the unique atmosphere of the old cozy hall in Baron von Derviz Mansion, where the theatre is located.

The Rape of Lucretia
Benjamin Britten

The Rape of Lucretia

Musical tragedy with one intermission
Turning to the ancient plot in The Rape of Lucretia Benjamin Britten, impressed by the horrors of the Second World War, created the image of his time. Similarly, Yuri Alexandrov, the director of the play, appeals to his own contemporaries.

The Turn of the Screw
Benjamin Britten

The Turn of the Screw

Opera in two acts with a prologue
THE PERFORMANCE BY "OPERA NA ZAMKU W SZCZECIN"


The Walk on Broadway

The Walk on Broadway

Concert in two parts
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is happy to invite you to enjoy a walk along the New York Broadway. The company’s young soloists will accompany you, and wonderful music of the well-known Broadway musicals will be your guide.

The Young guard
Julian Meytus

The Young guard

Lyrical chronicle
A new performance of the theater “The Young guard” addressed primarily to our youth. This is a play about love, a lyrical chronicle of those whose lives were broken by the war, but also the performance-reflection, honest conversation about the present.

To remember

To remember

Opera-diptych
New performance of the theatre is opera-diptych. The first part of the “The Young guard”, created by the Julian Meytus, the theatre will show for the first time. A complete diptych opera “Crimea” (based on “Sevastopoltsy” by Marian Koval), already familiar to the audience.


Tosca
Giacomo Puccini

Tosca

Opera in three acts
This opera is about everyone who plays, writes and creates, about those who life in both life and art, rather than making a difference between them. It is about the difficult relationship between the artist and the tyrant.

Vienna Melodies

Vienna Melodies

Concert in two parts
The new program of The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera combines the these different faces of the European musical capital. Sophisticated melodies by Richard Strauss and sparkling hits by Johann Strauss, works by classical Viennese composers and charming songs and ballads by Schubert, Schumann and Liszt.

Viva Mozart!

Viva Mozart!

Gala Concert in two parts
The old Baroque theatre will host enchanting music of the great Austrian: symphonic fragments and overtures, arias, duets and scenes from popular Mozart operas as well as rarely performed in Russia.


Viva Strauss!

Viva Strauss!

Gala сoncert in two parts
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera presents a new concert program Viva Strauss!. The concert program includes famous polkas, marches, quadrilles and the fragments of the most popular operettas of the King of Waltz.

World classic masterpieces

World classic masterpieces

Gala concert in two parts
The theatre’s leading soloists will perform masterpieces of the world classical music in one of the most beautiful palaces of St. Petersburg, the mansion of Baron von Derviz where the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera is located.