At Krasnoyarsk started the VIII International Festival "Parade of stars at the Opera", dedicated to people's artist of the USSR Elena Obraztsova.
The festival opened with gala concert of soloists of the Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theatre and the International Academy of Music of Elena Obraztsova (St. Petersburg). This evening daughter of Elena Obraztsova, singer Elena Makarova came on the stage.
On behalf of the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk territory the first deputy governor of the region - the head of the governor's administration Sergei Ponomarenko welcomed guests, participants and organizers of the festival. He wished all those who collected the festival bright impressions and meetings and expressed the hope that new stars of world opera will light up at the stage of Krasnoyarsk.
"Performing of the Academy of young singers of Obraztsova - this is one of the highlights of our festival - said the artistic director of the opera company of the Krasnoyarsk opera and ballet theater people's artist of Russia Larisa Marzoeva. - Because we believe that it is important to continue the work started by Elena Vasilyevna, and give young artists a chance to express themselves. "
The program of the gala concert sounded excerpts from operas, which shone incomparable opera prima - among them the "Queen of Spades" by Tchaikovsky, "Carmen" by Bizet, "Cavalleria rusticana" by P. Mascagni, "Khovanshchina" by M. Mussorgsky and many others.
During the festival will be showed to the audience eight performances, the film-opera "Cavalleria rusticana," directed by Franco Zeffirelli with Elena Obraztsova. In the foyer of the theatre all the time will be an exhibition dedicated to Elena Obraztsova. The exhibition there will be personal belongings of the singer, concert dress, the score with marks of Elena Vasilyevna and photos from family archives and others.
For the first time this year, the social component was entered to the festival program. As part of the "Parade of stars at the Opera" held a charity marathon to raise funds for people affected by cancer "Art for Life". Take part in it can be anyone. To do this, send SMS with mobile phone to the short number 7522 the word "bumerang", and through the gap amount of the donation. On February 4, the framework of the marathon will be held charity auction.
Also at the regional oncological clinic will be held charity concerts with soloists and open the exhibition of paintings of theatre artists.
Results of the charity marathon "Art for Life" will be announced on March 31, at the final gala concert of the VIII International Festival "Parade of stars at the Opera."
More information about the program and the actions of the festival you can find on the website of the theatre.