Herman from Moscow


The Honoured Artist of Russia and guest soloist of the Novaya Opera Mikhail Gubsky will appear on the Belarusian stage again. For the role of Herman in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades he was nominated for the prestigious the Golden Mask National Theatre Award.

Mikhail Gubsky has taken part in numerous international projects in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Finland, Slovenia, Poland, Russia and Cyprus. He worked with world famous conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Spivakov, Yevgeny Kolobov, Fuat Mansurov, Alexander Vedernikov, Mark Ermler, Yuri Kochnev, Vladimir Kovalenko.

Gubsky’s repertoire includes more than 60 roles in operas by Giuseppe Verdi (Alfredo in La Traviata and Duke in Rigoletto), Gaetano Donizetti (Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore and Guglielmo in Viva la Mamma), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Vakula in The Slippers and Vaudemont in Iolantа), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Mozart in Mozart and Salieri, King Berendey in The Snow Maiden, Lykov in The Tsar’s Bride), Sergey Rachmaninov (Paolo in Francesca da Rimini and Young Gipsy in Aleko), Giacomo Puccini (Rodolfo in La boheme), Stanisław Moniuszko (Pan Damazy in The Haunted Manor) and many others.

People say that Tchaikovsky wrote his own The Queen of Spades, and it is much more convincing than Pushkin’s original. Whether this is true or not you can decide on 29 January.

In this evening Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece will feature the winner on international competitions Maria Galkina as Liza; Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus Oksana Volkova as Polina; Marina Aksentsova as Countess; People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Petrov as Count Tomsky. The recipient of the Fransysk Skaryna Medal Andrei Galanov will conduct.