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Barbe-bleue: guest stars join the production team

The premiere performances of the opera bouffe by Jacques Offenbach will take place on January 28 and 29, 2023, on the stage of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. The soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre Yekaterina Lukash will participate in it. Maxim Nedolechko is a choreographer of the production.

Mezzo-soprano singer Yekaterina Lukash will perform the part of beautiful Boulotte, one of the wives of Barbe-bleue (Bluebeard). Yekaterina graduated from the Faculty of Music Theatre of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow. From 2014 to 2017, she trained at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. She made her debut as Orpheus in the Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice directed by Irina Lychagina. Since 2021, Yekaterina has been a soloist of the Theatre. Her repertoire includes more than two dozen mezzo-soprano roles in operas by European and Russian composers.

In 2020, Yekaterina made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia singing the title role in Jacques Offenbach's La Périchole. She made guest appearances at theatre Musa Jalil Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Pushkin Nizhny Novgorod Opera and Ballet Theatre, where she performed the part of the Countess in the opera The Queen of Spades in September 2022. In 2021, she made her debut as Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at the Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre. For this role, Yekaterina Lukash was nominated for the Russian National Theatre Award Golden Mask 2021.

The popular Russian choreographer Maxim Nedolechko will create the plastique component of the Barbe-bleue production. Maxim began his dancing career at the age of 16. For many years, he was the soloist of the Street Jazz dancing company. Currently he’s a teacher and choreographer of the eponymous dance centre. Maxim works with many children's troupes. He choreographed the legendary music band Neposedy and television projects Golos. Dety (Voice. Children), Eurovision, Dancers, Star Factory, children's international creative project Nuckids. He took part in the shootings of dozens of Russian pop stars’ videos.