Krasnoyarsk spectators will have the opportunity to see the process of creating a performance, to become acquainted with our theatre’s secrets: the combination of immersive performance and a walking tour is created at the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera House; its name is The Orpheus’s Way. The premiere will be held on May 30. The walking tour performance will get included in the theatre’s repertoire the next season.
Director of the Musical Theatre, teacher Nataliya Anastasieva (Moscow), artists of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Children's Opera Studio, as well as talented children with disabilities (cerebral palsy), have embodied this idea for the audience. The mythical singer Orpheus gave his name to the show. According to the ancient Greek myth, he embarked on an adventurous journey in search of his beloved Eurydice.
“Inquisitive spectators will undertake an unforgettable hour and a half tour full of vivid impressions they wouldn’t get anywhere else. They’ll become active participants in an exciting event while visiting the theatre’s magical backstage: ballet class, the orchestra pit and the stage itself. They’ll visit the dressing room of legendary Dmitri Hvorostovsky, become acquainted with famous characters of popular operas and ballets, see stage equipment in action, as well as take part in educational contests and even walk in the shoes of a creator, feel involved in the creation of a performance. The immersive performance The Orpheus's Way is a unique opportunity to experience unforgettable moments along with your family, best friends or classmates”, said Natalya Anastasieva.
One of the most striking features of the tour will be the opportunity for each participant to turn into a favourite character with the help of stage makeup and costumes, as well as to taste delicious jam at a tea party along with the Larins family from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin.
The Orpheus’s Way is a socially significant project because the performance will be attended by children of vulnerable social groups: children without parental care, of health limitations, from low-income families, as well as the ones who are on record as juvenile delinquents.