Upcoming series promises to music fans a meeting with wonderful artists who are debuting in our opera production. Among them are Anna Goryachova - Rosina (26, 28 February, 29th at 7:00 pm), Josh Lovell - Count Almaviva (26, 27 February, 29th at 7:00 pm), Stanislav Kuflyuk - Figaro (27 February 29th at 12:00 pm) and José Fardilha - Bartolo (27 February, 29th at 12:00 pm).
Online streaming from the Bolshoi on Mezzo TV Channel
The Bolshoi Theatre develops a long-term collaboration with French music TV channel Mezzo. One of the new season projects – live online streaming of performances. It was launched on 19 December 2019 with broadcast of opera Boris Godunov. Now we are honored to present premiere of this season – opera Sadko by N. Rimsky-Korsakov staged by Dmitri Tgherniakov (conductor Timur Zangiev) during online broadcast on Mezzo Live HD, which will take place on 18 February at 21:00 pm (MSK).
The Bolshoi will also present performances from the so called ‘golden fund’: Boris Godunov (12 – 14) and The Tsar’s Bride (12) during February program list on Mezzo. Every screening precedes by the opening speech of Music Director and Chief Conductor Tugan Sokhiev.
Sadko by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov did not make any appearance on stage of the Bolshoi Theatre for a long time. How will it turn out to be this time – in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production? Let us imagine we are in director’s shoes. His task is to stage an archetypal plot of hero’s journey, which needs to be live and organic for our modern comprehension. Charming adventurer, gusli musician (East Slavic multi-string plucked instrument) exists simultaneously in both worlds – real and a fantasy one. He magically gains wealth and loses it, descends into the sea in order to come back to the land again. What is the actual embodiment can this plot have at present times? We will find out answer to this question quite soon.