Soloist of the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Sevastian Martyniuk took part in a concert performance of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta in the Big Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.
The performance was part of the concert subscription promotion of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director and conductor is Honoured Artist of Russia Ivan Rudin) with the participation of the Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir (a.k.a. Minin Choir: Artistic Director is Timofey Golberg). Along with the Krasnoyarsk soloist, artists of the Russian regional theatres who had won a competition took the stage.
The Moscow Symphony Orchestra announced an open competition for participating in the project back in August 2022. The jury included conductors, invited experts - Ivan Rudin among them.
The competition was held in two rounds: the qualifying one (video recordings) and the one in person, which took place in early October. Sevastian Martyniuk passed the audition and was selected to sing the part of Duke Robert. The concert rehearsals took place in December and included work with conductors, coaches, and concert director Irina Gaudasinskaya. The performance took place on January 22, 2023.
On the Krasnoyarsk stage, Sevastian Martyniuk will soon sing the following roles: the Knight of Barbe-Bleue at the premiere performance of Jacques Offenbach's opéra bouffe Barbe-Bleue on February 28, Paratov in Daniil Frenkel's opera Without a Dowry on March 11; he’ll also take part in the concerts Chaliapin Gala on February 15 and Inspirational Lines on March 16.