During three days - June 27, 28, and 29 - the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre will be closing its 41st season. The theatre will present a large-scale world premiere - the opera of Yermak by Alexander Tchaikovsky.
During these three nights, the theatre will remind guests of the key events of the 41st season: unusual photo zones will be organized in the lobby; they’ll be dedicated to the four premiere productions of the season - Alexander Glazunov’s ballet Raymonda, opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Francis Poulenc, Yermak by Alexander Tchaikovsky. Before the performance and during an intermission, spectators can make spectacular photos.
Last days of the season, the Krasnoyarsk Opera’s lobby will be decorated with red carpets and balloons.
It's worth reminding that the Yermak opera was written specifically for the Krasnoyarsk Opera House. The story of the opera is based upon the Vasily Surikov’s creating of the canvas The Conquest of Siberia by Yermak Timofeyevich. The famous historical figures come to the stage: Kuchum Khan, Ivan the Terrible, Maria Nagaya, Barons Stroganovs, Nicholas II of Russia, Gilyarovsky, Leo Tolstoy, and many others.
The highly professional production team worked on this performance. The theatre ordered the music from the famous modern composer Alexander Tchaikovsky and the libretto from writer and poet Dmitri Makarov. The opera is directed by Artistic Director of the Natalya Sats Musical Theatre Georgy Isaakian. The Honoured Artist of Russia Valery Platonov is invited by the theatre to conduct the opera. These figures of culture have already worked together; they make up a well-coordinated successful team. The theatre’s workshops created about 300 costumes appropriate for the epoch in which the performance takes place. The performance involves more than 40 opera soloists, the choir and the ballet company of the theatre. Spectators are going to see a bright and fascinating, historically reliable and spectacular musical production.