The concert program includes famous waltzes “Voices of Spring” and the waltz “Tales from the Vienna Wood”, which, according to “The Great Waltz”, a Hollywood movie about the composer’s life, was created to the sounds of creaking carriage, clattering hooves and the birds’ singing when Strauss was having a trip in the woods. The forest theme will be continued with the “Hunter’s Polka”, while “Thunder and Lightnin”, “Backgammon”, and “Pizzicato Polka” will amaze us with unexpected sound effects. This musical cocktail will be complemented with fragments of the two most popular operettas: sparkling and foot tapping “Die Fledermaus” and colorful “Gypsy Baron” full of Hungarian Gypsy intonations.
The famous opera by Puccini is interpreted as a story about the tragic contradiction between the dream and the prose of existence.
The leading soloists of the St. Petersburg Opera present a concert of opera arias performed to the accompaniment of harp and fantasies on themes from famous operas.