The Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre announced the start of the ticket sales for modern operas included in one of its brightest projects - Art at the Quadrat. The premieres will take place in a new venue - the stylish modern loft Quadrat.
You can already buy tickets for the events of the project at the box office of the theatre and on the website.
On October 31, an ultramodern opera The Haze (Marevo) by Kirill Shirokov and Mark Buloshnikov will be shown; critics called it the “apocalyptic thriller”. The laureate of the Nano-Opera 2019 contest Elizaveta Korneeva is going to introduce it.
On November 2, the premiere of the opera A Feast in Time of Plague by Alexander Manotskov will take place. It’s based on the eponymous tragedy by Alexander Pushkin and is directed by Elena Pavlova. The director has already successfully worked with Manotsky on the opera Snow Maiden - this year the show was nominated for the Golden Mask.
On November 4, you can see and hear the Francis Poulenc’s comic opera Les Mamelles de Tirésias directed by Sergei Bobrov. This funny and frivolous show introduced the Quadrat loft to the Krasnoyarsk spectators as an art space quite suitable for an opera.
In December, citizens will be able to see the vivid and impressive scenography of the children’s opera Peter Pan to the music of Andrei Rubtsov directed by Maria Tikhonova. Its premiere is as well a part of the Art at the Quadrat project. The premiere of Pyotr Pospelov’s work based on Mozart’s sonatas - Night at the Museum, or the Testament of the Master - is planned to take place in March 2020 (directed by the guest director from Moscow Elizaveta Moroz). This is a chamber opera for four singers.
At the same time, the atmosphere of the loft is suitable for promoting not only contemporary works, but also classics reinvented. In April 2020, the Artistic Director of the Hvorostovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre Sergei Bobrov intends to hold the premiere of the little-known farcical opera Bogatyrs by Alexander Borodin with a new libretto at the Quadrat.
“Using new spaces and searching the forms unusual for the audience will become one of the important trends of the theatre’s 42nd creative season. Loft space Quadrat makes it possible to show performance with a live orchestra and choir; besides, the building is located in the very city centre - it’s convenient for spectators,” says Sergei Bobrov. “There are no venues like that in Krasnoyarsk, and I think contemporary opera will be perceived very well there. These performances will attract a wider younger audience. I do hope that taking other stages will serve to pull in new spectators to the theatre.”