The soloist of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Sevastian Martyniuk took part in the XI programme International Day of Russian Romance Songs. 30 Best Voices in the World. The concert took place in Moscow, at the Great Hall of the State Kremlin Palace on February 3.
The concert programme included the song Grateful to You by Arno Babajanian to the verses of Robert Rozhdestvensky; it was performed by Sevastian Martyniuk along with the singer Mikhail Motaylenko from Bulgaria. This is one of the most loved soulful hits of the Soviet stage from the repertoire of Muslim Magomayev.
On February 3, performers from China, Iran, Italy, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and a number of CIS countries took the stage of the Great Hall at the Kremlin. Russia was represented by artists from 18 cities of the country from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok.
The participants of the event were accompanied by the Lyudmila Zykina Grand Combined Orchestra Russia under the direction of Honoured Artist of Russia Dmitri Dmitrienko. Honoured Art Figure of Russia, Honoured Artist of Russia Galina Preobrazhenskaya emceed the concert.
The concert programme was dedicated to the International Day of Russian Romance Songs. On the first Saturday of February, the main stage of the country annually introduces the best performers in the genre of romance art songs to the public. It is no coincidence that Sevastian Martyniuk was included in this list: he is well known to spectators not only as an opera artist but also as a chamber genre performer; he is the winner of the 1st prize of the international competition Romansiada in 2015 and participant of the Romansiada’s final concert in the Column Hall of the House of Unions.
On the Krasnoyarsk stage, Sevastian Martyniuk will soon take part in the concerts Parade of Tenors (on February 21) and The Maestro Invites (on March 9), and will also perform the following roles in the operas: Frederic in Lakmé by Delibes (on March 13) and Paratov in Without a Dowry by Frenkel (on March 20).