The Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Dmitri Hvorostovsky received a grant from the President of the Russian Federation again. It’ll be channelled for creating two exhibitions “The history of the performances of the opera “Prince Igor” by Borodin”.
The grant is allocated under the name of People's Artist of Russia Irina Dolzhenko, Artistic Director of opera festivals and guest performances of our theatre. The exhibitions will be dedicated to the upcoming 40th anniversary of the theatre - we’ll celebrate it in December, 2018. It was the première of “Prince Igor” that opened the Opera House in Krasnoyarsk four decades ago. This is a special opera in our history.
Both exhibitions will be launched at the beginning of the next season. They’ll run in the second-floor lobby of the theatre and in the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Library from September till November, 2018. The expositions will comprise archival materials from the collection of the State Theatre Museum named after A.A. Bakhrushin. Today, the museum’s holdings include more than 1.5 million exhibits. These are costumes and scenery sketches by outstanding masters of scenography, photos and portraits, onstage costumes of great actors, leaflets and posters of the performances, rare editions on theatrical art, items of arts and crafts, and much more. The theatre has a history of fruitful cooperation with the museum: four years ago, unique exhibits dedicated to the performing of the ballet “Swan Lake” were presented by the museum archives during the International Forum “Ballet. XXI century” in Krasnoyarsk.