Большой театр Беларуси


Большой театр Беларуси



Большой театр Беларуси


12 June, 19:00

Mikhail Krylov

Orr and Ora

People and Birds. Choreographic parable about LOVE in two acts



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From 22 to 24 June the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus holds an annual festival at the Radziwill Castle. “Evenings of the Bolshoi Theatre at the Radziwill Castle” will gather admirers of classical music, opera and ballet at the Belarusian Versailles.

In 2010 the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus joined the festival movement, initiating the "Evenings of the Bolshoi Theatre" in Nesvizh Radziwill family castle. It is an offsite musical marathon of the opera and ballet companies, and also orchestra musicians. Traditionally, the “Evenings” are held at several concert venues – at the Church of Corpus Domini, Theatre Hall of the Radziwill Castle, as well as on the main stage – in the courtyard.

"Evenings of the Bolshoi Theatre"-2018 will start with the concert programme “Belarusian Romanticism”. On 22 June at the Church of Corpus Domini, which is the first Baroque monument in Eastern Europe, the concert will feature works by Belarusian composers, whose names have become synonymous with the Romantic era.

The festival day will continue with the “Evening of Classical Ballet”. On the main stage in the courtyard of the castle the ballet stars of the Belarusian Bolshoi will perform popular fragments from the world ballets, solo performances, adagios and dynamic pas de deux.  The concert will be conducted by Nikolai Koliadko.

On 23 June the concert “Four Centuries of Belarusian Vocal Music” will take place at the Theatre Hall of the Radziwill Castle. The concert will feature opera soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus Yuri Gorodetsky (tenor), Elena Zolova (soprano), Ilya Silchukov (baritone). They will perform solo vocal works. It's like taking a walk through the pages of the national music history from the XVII to XX centuries. The host will be the Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Skorobogatov.

Also at the Theatre Hall of the Radziwill Castle the admirers of the Russian Romantic Song can see the unique concert programme “Evening of Sergey Rachmaninov’s Art Songs”. Our opera soloist Ekaterina Golovleva will perform the real composer’s “hits”: “Spring Waters”, “Fragment from Musset”, “Oh, Do Not Grieve!”, “Before the icon”.

Saturday night will take place in the atmosphere of love and sorrow. The drama of love and death of the brilliant Parisian courtesan Violetta Valery will be performed on the main stage of the festival in the courtyard of the castle. The premiere of the new production staged by Andrejs Žagars opened the current season. The 6th production of the legendary opera by the genius of the musical melodrama Verdi promises the audience an excursion into the Paris realities of our time, an analysis of the "public loneliness" problem and, of course, a true love story. Andrei Galanov will conduct.

On 24 June the leading opera and ballet soloists and musicians of the string quintet Serenada invite admirers of the tango music and hot southern melodies to the Theatre Hall of the Nesvizh castle to hear "Milonga with the Serenada".

The grandiose concert “Stars of the Bolshoi in Nesvizh” on the main stage in the courtyard of the castle will finish the traditional festival of the classical theatre art. The concert programme includes popular arias and duets, bright performances from the ballet masterpieces, songs of the world musical heritage. Andrei Galanov will conduct.