News archive: 2019

29 Sep

From November 8 to November 15, 2019, the II International Competition for Young Harpists “Crystal Key” will be held at the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre.

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27 Sep

The international tour of the theatre has began this season with performances in Thessaloniki (Greece), and will continue in October in the capital of Latvia.

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26 Sep

On September 26, the director of the orchestra of St. Petersburg Opera Ravil Kayumov passed away.

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09 Sep

In the Internet scam sites have appeared that impersonate the official portal of the St. Petersburg Opera by selling non-existent tickets at an overpriced price.

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05 Sep

A ceremony took place in the Smolny Institute on September 5, at which, on behalf of the President of Russia, Acting Governor of Saint Petersburg Alexander Beglov awarded Yuri Alexandrov with a state award.

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04 Sep

From September 20 to September 23, the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre under direction of Yuri Alexandrov will be touring in Greece.

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29 Aug

The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera opens its 33st season on September 14

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29 Aug

On September 12, 2019 at 15.00 a press conference devoted to the opening of the Thirty third theatre season of the State Chamber Music Theatre "St. Petersburg Opera" and the opening of the Fourth International Chamber Opera Festival in St. Petersburg will be held in the mansion of Baron Von Derviz. Those wishing to obtain accreditation, please contact the press office of the theatre.

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13 Aug

The artistic director of the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre, Yuri Alexandrov, was awarded the Order of Honor "For his great contribution to the development of culture and art and many years of productive activity”. Leading soloist of the theatre, Sergey Aleschenko with the medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland, 2nd Class".

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03 Aug

Federal Law No,193 as of July 18, 2019 "On Amending the Law of the Russian Federation" Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation in Culture", which will enter into force on September 1, 2019, introduces additional rules for regulating the procedure for returning tickets in the category of entertainment events.

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27 Jul

The Fourth International Chamber Opera Festival is being held in St.Petersburg from September 29 to November 01, 2019. The uniqueness of this Festival lies in its participants. This year we will greet musical collectives from Russia and Europe, and the playbill contains diverse chamber program encompassing significant works of a large historical period -  from baroque opera to great composer names of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most of the collectives and their productions will be shown in St. Petersburg for the first time.

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24 Jul

On July 28, 2019, the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Theatre concludes its thirty-second season. Ticket office will be closed from July 29 to August 28, 2019.

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18 Jul

From July 1, 2019, according to the Federal law No. 54, the cashier of the theatre's box office is obliged to issue you receipt with the number of your order along with a ticket containing information about the event. It is compulsory to keep a receipt and present both documents for access to the event.

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18 Jul

Dear guests! Starting from September 2019, excursions to the halls of the mansion of Baron von Derviz are resumed for everyone. Organized tours will be held twice a month. The next excursion will take place on September 27, 2019 at 16:45. Upcoming tours can be found on the website of the theatre in the section  “playbill”.  

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28 Apr

At the beginning of May, the troupe of the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre goes on tour to Serbia to perform on the two leading stages of Belgrade at the National Theatre and at Madlenianum Opera & Theatre.

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16 Mar

On the last day of March, the theatre St. Petersburg Opera is going on tour to Estonia.

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15 Mar

On 23rd and 24th of March 2019 the premiere of 'Little Red Riding Hood' by César Cui will be presented on the stage of Chamber Music Theatre 'St. Petersbug Opera'.

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07 Feb

Oleg Serdobolskiy, TASS correspondent. February 07, 2019


Artistic Director of the 'St. Petersburg Opera' Theatre, People’s Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov will resume Gaetano Donizetti’s early opera 'Pietro il Grande zar di tutte le Russie'. About this decision, the director commented on the appeal of the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky to theatrical figures about the preparations for the celebration of the 350th anniversary of birth of Peter the Great (1672-1725).

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24 Jan

Ildar Nizametdinov: Rus.err.ee (Culture) 24 January 2019 

The premiere of the opera by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov 'Tsar's Bride' was presented on 25th of Janury 2019 at the Estonian National Opera. For the production of the play, the director from St. Petersburg, People's Artist of Russia Yuri Alexandrov was invited. The main innovation in the production was the relocation of the 'Tsar's Bride' to 1945, reports Estonian television.

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