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New appointments at the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre

Today at the press center of the Publishing House "Komsomolskaya Pravda" held press conference about the new project of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatrre - concert "Time, Forward!". This concert is the tribute to the outstanding composer of the XX century - Georgy Sviridov.

New appointmentsDirector-producer of the concert - the new chief director of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet theatre Neeme Kuningas (Estonia), which the theatre management presented during the press conference.

Neeme Kuningas is a well-known and popular on the world stage director. About twenty years he worked for the chief director of the Estonian National Opera. On account Kuningas more than 100 performances - operas, operettas and musicals, which are included in the repertoire of the leading theatres of Russia, China, France, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and Turkey.

The concert "Time, forward!”, which will be held on November 29 will be the first work of the director on the stage of Krasnoyarsk, in addition to plans Neeme Kuningas staging Caesar Cui's opera "Prisoner of the Caucasus", the premiere of which is scheduled for May 2017.

Also, the theatre management has sounded the personnel changes in the opera troupe - the new artistic director of the Opera became the People's Artist of Russia Larisa Marzoeva. She graduated from the vocal faculty of the Leningrad Conservatory named after  Rimsky-Korsakov, and for nearly forty years, she is the leading soloist of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.


Neeme Kuningas (Estonia) - about twenty years as a chief director of the Estonian National Opera. He taught at the Opera Studio of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Theatre and the Music College of Gettenburg in China Central Conservatory in Beijing and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Now he puts on plays in theatres in Russia, China, France, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden and Norway. His productions were shown on the stages of Hungary and Turkey. Among his performances: Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" (1986, 2002), G. Donetsetti "Elixir of Love" (1986, 1989), A.V. Mozart "The Marriage of Figaro», «Der Schauspieldirektor» (2 013 (1987), G. Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" (1991), "Triptych" (1997), Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov" (2001), R. Wagner "Tristan and Isolde "(2008) and others.

One of the latest achievements of the director - opera "Wallenberg" (co-authored with Dmitry Bertman), which took the Cultural Prize of the Republic of Estonia for an outstanding job. In 2014 he was awarded the Order of the White Star - state award of the Republic of Estonia.

Larisa Marzoeva – the People's Artist of Russia. In 1978 he finished the Leningrad Conservatorynamed after  Rimsky-Korsakov (class of N. Lee) and was immediately invited to work in the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her repertoire includes more than 30 roles in operas by Russian and foreign composers. She has toured in Germany (Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg), Czechoslovakia (Prague, Bratislava), Italy (Rome, Florence), and Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar).

Recorded music singer joined the funds of the Provincial Radio (program of works by Rachmaninov, Glinka, Brahms, Richard Strauss, A. Petrov in 1982, 1988, 1991, 1998.) And television (J. Verdi's "La Traviata" - work together with the People's artist of Russia Dmitry Hvorostovsky in 1988-1989).

Creative activity at the theatre L. Marzoeva combines with teaching at the Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Music and Theatre, where from 2013 Head of the Department of solo singing.