From January 31 to March 30 will pass the VII International festival "Parade of Stars at the Opera" at the Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theatre. It will be devoted to the people's artist of the USSR Galina Vishnevskaya the 90 anniversary since the birth of which is celebrated in 2016.
Galina Vishnevskaya – the outstanding opera singer of the XX century, the owner of surprising beauty of the lyrico-dramatic soprano. In 1952-78 – the soloist of the Bolshoi theatre where sang about 30 parts. Galina Vishnevskaya appeared on all gratest stages of the world: Royal Opera House, Metropolitan Opera, the Opera Garnier, the La Scala, the Munich Opera, etc. She was the first performer of a number of Dmitry Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten's compositions devoted to her. During career of the actor the singer created a set of unforgettable female images in the Russian and West European opera masterpieces. Galina Vishnevskaya is awarded by the most prestigious world awards for the invaluable contribution to world musical art.
The "Parade of Stars at the n Opera" festival – unique opportunity for Krasnoyarsk citizens to get acquainted with creativity of outstanding masters of opera singing and the conductors representing the Russian and European school without leaving for city boundaries.
Within two months the public will be addressed by eminent opera singers and conductors from Russia, Italy, the USA, Slovakia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
The festival will open gala concert of soloists of the Center of opera singing of Galina Vishnevskaya. Soloists of the Center Alexander Aliyev, Vladislav Popov, and also the leading soloist of the Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theatre Darya Ryabinko will step on the stage the winner of the I award of the V International competition of opera singers named after Galina Vishnevskaya Irina Moreva (The Moscow theatre "New Opera" named after E.V. Kolobov), Sergey Polyakov (The Moscow theatre "New Opera" named after E.V. Kolobov), Pyotr Sizov (The state academic children's musical theatre named after N. I. Sats), Ekaterina Mironycheva (The Moscow theatre "New Opera" named after E.V. Kolobov). Mikhail Mosenkov, the conductor of the State symphonic orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan will operate the orchestra.
The program of the festival included the best samples of world opera classics: "Aida" and G. Verdi's Requiem, "Eugene Onegin" and "Queen of spades" of P. Tchaikovsky, "Boris Godunov" of M. Mussorgsky, "Prince Igor" of A. Borodin, "Tosca" and "Madam Batterflay" of G. Puccini, and also the premiere of this season – L. Kerubini's "Medea". The main parts in performances will be performed by soloists of the Bolshoi theatre – people's artists of Russia Irina Dolzhenko and Elena Zelenskaya, honored artists of Russia Aleksandra Durseneva, Marina Lapina, Mikhail Gubsky and Mikhail Kazakov, and also Maxim Pasteur; The Maryinsky Theatre – the people's artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan Askar Abdrazakov and Victoria Yastrebova; New Opera theatre – the honored artist of Russia Vladimir Kudashev and Vitaly Efanov; "Astana the Opera" – Zhupar Gabdullina and Talgat Musabayev. Olga Nesterova (Cheboksary), Fabio Mastrandzhello (Italy), Peter Feranez (Slovakia), Sergey Hanukayev (USA), Dmitry Volosnikov ("the New Opera", Moscow), Alexander Anisimov (Belarus), Damian Iorio (Italy), Denis Vlasenko (Moscow) will conduct the maestro's performances. Together with eminent singers the leading soloists of the Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theatre will participate in performances: people's artist of Russia Vladimir Yefimov, young soloists of theatre Olga Cheremnykh, Darya Ryabinko, Inna Spodina, Svetlana Ratslaf-Levchuk, Evgeny Mizin, Sergey Osovin, Evgeny Baldanov, Ilya Krivchikov and Alexey Bocharov.
Throughout "Parade of stars" in the foyer of theatre the exhibition devoted to Galina Vishnevskaya will work. It is prepared by the Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theatre together with the Center of opera singing of Galina Vishnevskaya. Books about the singer, her personal belongings, photos, posters of performances and scenic suits are presented to expositions.
Traditional gala concert with participation of soloists of the Moscow theatre "New Opera" and the Krasnoyarsk state opera and ballet theatre will become the final chord of the festival.
Author of photo: Svetlana Fomenko.