On November 25, Chief Choirmaster of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Dmitri Khodosh will celebrate his double anniversary with his Gala Night concert “50 + 15”. The second number in the title refers to the years he dedicated to the theatre: Dmitri Gennadievich became the head of the theatre’s choir in 2006.
According to the idea of the hero of the day, the concert programme will consist of two parts combining works of various genres.
“We will perform some classical pieces with an orchestra, several compositions a cappella with a chamber choir, some pieces as rock versions - I would like to show the different capabilities of the team, its versatility. The Bohemian Rhapsody, the overture from Gioacchino Rossini's opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia, will be performed a cappella, as well as pieces from our previously performed popular works - Creole Mass and African Sanctus. At the very end of the concert, a piece from the musical Les Miserables, and then there’ll be a surprise for spectators: an excerpt from Maxim Dunaevsky's opera Bang-Bang, Oh-Oh-Oh.” said Dmitri Khodosh.
The Chief Choirmaster of the theatre always creates concert programmes himself, and his anniversary event is no exception. At the anniversary concert, the maestro will simultaneously conduct both the choir and the instrumental ensembles: the symphony orchestra will take the stage, and the symphony pops ensemble will take its place in the orchestra pit.
Two teams where Dmitri Gennadievich once began to work will also take part in the concert. He began his career in 1994 as a choirmaster of the Krasnoyarsk boys' choir Capriccio. Later, when he headed the conductor and choral department of the Ivanov-Radkevich College of Arts, he also worked with its choir.
And the choir of the Opera and Ballet Theatre is preparing for other premieres at the same time. On December 5, the premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi staged by Elizaveta Korneeva will take place; on December 27, the chamber choir will take part in the Ivan Velikanov's concert programme Christmas of Old Europe that’ll include the music by Bach and Handel. In mid-February, director Sergei Novikov will present the premiere of the opera Lakmé by Leo Delibes.