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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.

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.

Die Csárdásfürstin
Imre Kálmán

Die Csárdásfürstin

Lyric melodrama in two parts
'Die Csárdásfürstin' is one of the most popular works of Imre Kálmán. One hundred years after the premiere, this operetta has not lost its relevance and charm. Inspirational melodies of 'Die Csárdásfürstin' captivate new generations of spectators…


Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail

Lyrical comedy in two acts
In the challenging labyrinth of the play, the honoured spectator will see not only an exciting funny story about the adventures of young loving each other people in fabulously unpredictable Turkey of the XVIII century. It is lyrical narration of the difficult relationship between Mozart and his wife Constance.

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

Tragicomedy 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.


Elektra
 

Elektra

Musical drama with no intermission
The famous myth is based on the story of how the daughter took revenge on her mother - the murderer. However, if Sophocles is dominated by the sublime pathos characteristic of ancient tragedy, then Strauss and von Hofmannsthal, representatives of the twentieth century entering into their own rights, became interested in another - the depiction of the dark sides of the human mentality.

Esmeralda
 

Esmeralda

Romantic drama in two parts
Dargomyzhsky proved himself in “Esmeralda” as a talented dramatist. A strong musical and theatrical work is marked by vivid characteristics of the actors and tense stage situations. A talented young composer created a work that retains impressive power to our time and managed to truly convey the atmosphere of action and the flavor of life in medieval Paris.

Evening Serenade

Evening Serenade

Concert in two parts
. In the program compositions of European Romantic composers of XIX - early XX century.


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.

GUIDED TOURS

GUIDED TOURS


The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera invites you to the tour Palaces and social life of von Derviz family. You will learn more about the history and modern life of one of the most luxurious St. Petersburg mansions where the theatre is located.

Harp Gala. Concert Fantasia

Harp Gala. Concert Fantasia

Concert in two parts
The winner of international competitions Elizaveta Alexandrova (harp) and the leading soloists of the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre present a concert in which opera and operetta arias will be performed to the accompaniment of harp and fantasy on the themes of famous operas.


I know of no other such country…
 

I know of no other such country…

Theatrical fantasy in two parts
The theatrical fantasy of the theatre's artistic director Yuri Alexandrov was based on two famous cycles “From Jewish Folk Poetry” by Dmitry Shostakovich and “Russian Notebook” by Valery Gavrilin.

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.

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 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.

Little Red Riding Hood
César Cui

Little Red Riding Hood

A fairy-tale for children and their parents with singing and dancing
The new production of Yuri Alexandrov for children fascinates with the atmosphere of a fairy tale, together with the play of artists and their perfect musical performance.


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.

Music lounge

Music lounge

VIVA - Donizetti!

The concert program includes musical numbers from famous operas by Gaetano Donizetti.
If there is a composer who can make anyone fall in love with opera, then it is without a doubt Donizetti. The idol of admirers of the romantic style bel canto ("beautiful singing") and the owner of an inexhaustible melodic gift, deep poetic talent and a sense of theatricality. 


Norma
Vincenzo Bellini

Norma


The St. Petersburg Opera theatre will present the premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's opera “Norma” directed by People’s Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov on July 16 and 17, 2021.

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.

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.


Opera Masterpieces

Opera Masterpieces

Gala concert in two parts
The laureate of international competitions Elizaveta Alexandrova (harp), leading soloists and the orchestra of the St. Petersburg Opera present a concert program that will include instrumental fantasies, arias and scenes from famous operas.

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.

Peter the Great, or The Incredible Adventures of the Russian Tsar
Gaetano Donizetti

Peter the Great, or The Incredible Adventures of the Russian Tsar

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.


The grandeur of Russian Opera

The grandeur of Russian Opera

Concert in two parts
The theatre’s leading soloists will perform masterpieces of the Russian 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.

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.


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.

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.