The creative relationships between the two leading theatres of Siberia - the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre (a.k.a. NOVAT) - will noticeably intensify between late October and early November 2023.
On November 1, principal conductor of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Dmitri Yurovsky will conduct the Vissarion Shebalin’s opera The Taming of the Shrew. Dmitri Mikhailovich is also music director of the production; its premiere took place in October 2022. In one of his interviews, the maestro noted that the work on the little-known musical material of the Soviet composer was not easy, but the professionalism and passion of the team gained the upper hand, and the result was spectacular and understandable for the audience. The soloist of two Siberian theatres, baritone singer Pavel Antsiferov will perform the title role of Petruchio for the first time.
In Krasnoyarsk, Dmitri Yurovsky will take the conductor’s stand on November 24, 25, 26: he’s going to conduct the premiere shows of a concert performance of the Modest Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov.
On November 2, Artistic Director of the ballet company of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, People's Artist of Russia Anna Zharova will take the Novosibirsk stage as Phrygia in Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian. “I have been dancing the part of Phrygia for many years - she is a gentle, loving, and endlessly suffering woman,” says the dancer about her role.
Soloist of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Victoria Kangina will perform the role of Polina in the opera The Queen of Spades. The Game to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre on October 29. For Victoria, this is her first performance at the NOVAT, and the singer herself considers this performance “exciting and significant.” Victoria Kangina joined the Krasnoyarsk Opera Company in 2021. Since then, she has performed several iconic mezzo-soprano roles in operas by Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Bizet, Offenbach, participated in concert programmes at the Theatre and on tour. The role of Herman in The Queen of Spades at the NOVAT will be sung by another soloist of the Krasnoyarsk Opera - Honoured Artist of the Republic of Buryatia Mikhail Pirogov.
The next performance of Victoria Kangina at the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre will be the role of Mallika in the Leo Delibes' opera Lakmé on November 3 and 4; Mikhail Pirogov will perform Otrepyev in the premiere of Boris Godunov on November 24 and 26.