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International Festival "Epiphany Week at Novaya Opera"
27 January 2017 - 11 February 2017

SCHEDULE 27 January 2017 - 11 February 2017

"Epiphany Week at Novaya Opera" - this is the holiday of music for those, who know and remembers Evgeny Kolobov, who loves music, to which he dedicated his bright life.


January 27 February11, 2017

The festival opens with the premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera "Passenger", established fifty years ago. Its plot is based on the novel by Polish writer Zofia Posmysh during the war survived the Nazi concentration camps. Shostakovich admired this opera. According to his words, he listened to "Passenger" three times and thought it was masterful, perfect in style and form of the composition.

Continue the program performance, performance-diptych DIDO, includes "DIDO. Prologue" - opera by classic of minimalism and film music Michael Nyman, written as an introduction to the opera by Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas"- and the opera by itself "Dido and Aeneas", a masterpiece of Baroque.

Opera one of the leading Russian contemporary composers Vladimir Martynov will be presented on 03 February 2017. The author of the idea and the libretto was the legendary producer Yuri Lyubimov. The performance with an impressive set design by Boris Messerer - is an opera buffa with tragic ending, which covers all music styles and epochs.

The next day, to the audience will be presented an opera by American composer Konstantin Boyarsky "Pushkin", in the center of which - the complex relationships of the great poet and the Emperor Nicholas the First. Opera will sound in a concert performance.

On Friday, February 10, two one-act operas will be performed - an early opera by Sergei Prokofiev "Maddalena" and the opera by Dmitri Shostakovich "The Gamblers". Both of them were not finished by their authors, and only recently entered the Russian and world opera repertoire.

The festival will end by a concert of choral and symphonic music by English composers of XX century - Leonard Bernsteinand Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

SCHEDULE 27 January 2017 - 11 February 2017

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