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“O-studio” is 25 years old!


The children opera studio of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary. It’s a unique collective, the only full-fledged children's music theatre in Russia, a successful social theatrical project. Over the past 17 years, the permanent directors of the studio and the authors of all studio’s creative projects are Natalia and Vyacheslav Tsupa.

The children studio is a full member of a large collective body of the Krasnoyarsk Opera. Almost every day young artists get on the stage of the theatre: they take part in opera performances, concerts and independent studio staging.

In the opera studio’s repertoire there are seven independent performances - children's musicals, which are always performed with great success. Among them there are “Mama”, “Golden Princess”, “Under the First Star”, “Snow White and ...”, “New Adventures of Pinocchio” and others. Several generations of young artists and spectators have grown up with the children opera studio’s performances.

Children playing for children - it is a serious school of acting skills that opens the doors to the profession of an artist, musician, director, theatrical artist and conductor. From an early age, young artists comprehend the theatre from the inside and learn all the subtleties of the theatrical art.  Among the graduates of the studio there are a lot of bright talents, real little “stars”, who acquired an education at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and State Musical College, the Vienna Conservatory, the Popov Academy of Choral Art, Conservatories of St. Petersburg, Lviv and Novosibirsk, the Krasnoyarsk College of Arts named after Ivanov-Radkevich and the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Arts, after graduating from the studio. And now they are working in different Krasnoyarsk theatres - the Pushkin Drama Theatre, the musical and opera theatres, the main opera house in Finland in Helsinki, the Staats Opera in Vienna, the children's music theatres of St. Petersburg and Moscow. 

"O-studio" is a constant participant of regional and city music events, thanks to which children are taught love towards their native land, region and city.

Now about 150 children aged 5 to 18 years study at the studio. All of them are united by respect and love for each other, responsibility and diligence in the theatrical business.

On November 15, the anniversary concert of the Children's Opera Studio will take place on the stage of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.

The concert programme includes sketches and scenes from theatrical performances of the studio, as well as entirely new compositions written especially for the anniversary evening. A film about the "O-studio" will be introduced to public. In the film young artists say what the theatre has become for them. There’ll also be some surprises for the audience. Not only children but also their parents will take part in the performance - 70 moms and dads has already been rehearsing for two months! And in some parts of the performance 100 studio students will simultaneously come on the stage. 

The concert begins at 7 p.m.