On October 20, Honoured Art Figure of the Republic of Armenia, Eduard Topchyan, will conduct the gala concert of the Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival on the stage of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Maestro Topchyan graduated from the violin department of the Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory. In 2000, he took the conductor’s stand of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia. In the same year, he became artistic director and chief conductor of the orchestra. He performed his interpretations of the works of Armenian and foreign composers (including those written specifically for this orchestra) with great success. Eduard Topchyan has performed along with more than 50 well-known orchestras in Europe, the USA, and Asia, including the Russian National Orchestra. He and the cellist Alexander Chaushyan have been artistic directors of the annual Yerevan International Music Festival since 2007.
Principal soloists of the opera companies of the metropolitan and leading regional theatres of Russia and Armenia are going to take part in the concert on October 20: Anna Nechaeva (the Bolshoi Theatre), Irina Vashchenko the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre), Yulia Gertseva, Mikhail Pirogov (the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre), Rauf Timergazin (the Tchaikovsky Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre), David Babayants (the Spendiaryan National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Yerevan), Dmitri Ulyanov ( the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre). The concert will also feature principal singers of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Anna Avakyan, Daria Ryabinko, Davit Esayan, and Mikhail Pirogov.
The concert programme includes scenes and arias from operas by Georges Bizet (Carmen), Giuseppe Verdi (Aida, Macbeth, Il Trovatore), Jacques Offenbach (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Giacomo Puccini (Turandot), Gioacchino Rossini (La Donna del Lago, Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Anton Rubinstein (The Demon), and Pyotr Tchaikovsky (Mazeppa).