Opening the theatre’s 30th anniversary season
The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera opens its 30th anniversary season on September 10.
Traditionally, the season will be opened with Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, staged by the theatre’s founder and artistic director, People's Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov.
Apart from Russian opera masterpieces, in September the company will also present foreign classics including La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (September 11), Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss (September 14), Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti (September 21) and La bohème by Giacomo Puccini (September 24).
In the first month of the new season the audience will have a chance to see three premieres of the last season: Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet (September 17), Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (September 28) and L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti (September 30).
The theatre will pay tribute to the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and 'The Waltz King' Johann Strauss with two gala concerts: Viva Mozart! (September 16) and Viva Strauss! (September 25). Gala concert The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Stars on September 18 will feature winner of international competitions Valentina Fedenyova and the theatre’s leading soloists. Arias and scenes from popular operas by Russian and foreign composers will be performed by the theatre’s soloists and symphony orchestra in a big gala concert World Classic Masterpieces on September 23.