Spectators who have bought tickets to the premiere performance of Tchaikovsky's opera Oprichnik on January 21 should come to the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre 40 minutes before the show starts. They’ll have the opportunity to attend the traditional lecture of the educational cycle 30 Minutes Before the Premiere.
On January 21, Lyudmila Gavrilova, head of the Department of Music History at the Hvorostovsky Siberian Institute of Arts, doctor of art history, member of the Union of Composers of Russia, invites the audience to a lecture in the theatre lobby on the second floor. It starts at 6.30 p.m. Lyudmila Vladimirovna is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Lyudmila Gavrilova will tell the audience about the literary basis of the Oprichnik opera (the eponymous poetic tragedy by the 19th-century Russian writer Ivan Lazhechnikov), the intriguing story of the score and libretto’s creation by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the music of this production. Production director Sergei Novikov and music director and conductor Philipp Selivanov will also take part in the session, and the spectators will also have the opportunity to ask them about this show of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The premiere performances of the Oprichnik opera will take place on January 21 and 22.