Guests of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre will get acquainted with the new opera soloists Anna Avakyan and Edward Arutiunyan at the concert of romances (Russian art songs) Inspirational Poetic Lines. The singers joined the theatre’s opera company in October. Due to the tense epidemiological situation, they’ve not yet taken the stage of the Krasnoyarsk Opera House.
Krasnoyarsk music fans would hear soprano Anna Avakyan in March 2020 at a grand-scale gala concert closing the Bel Canto in Siberia project. But the pandemic interfered with the plans of the theatre to hold the concert. Anna graduated from the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music. For three years, she has worked at the Oldenburg Opera House in Germany. The young singer gained valuable experience there performing parts in operas both of the classical repertoire (Verdi, Mozart, Wagner, Bizet) and the contemporary one (Glass, Weinberg, Frid, and others).
Edward Arutiunyan studied at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory from 2008 to 2014. Edward is a soloist of the Talents of the World Foundation; he used to work at the Natalya Sats Music Theatre and was a soloist of the male chamber choir conducted by V. Rybin. He took part in the productions of Bizet's Carmen (the role of Jose) and Puccini's Il Tabarro.
At the Inspirational Poetic Lines concert, Anna Avakyan and Edward Arutiunyan will perform chamber works of Russian and European composers.
The concert is dedicated to songs and romances that have leapt from the pages of books by Russian writers of the 19th century. “I wanted to feel the spirit of a bygone era and try to recreate it with the music of romances,” says the director of the concert, Anastasia Kasatkina. The night of romances performed to the piano Inspirational Poetic Lines will take place on November 29, beginning at 6 p.m.