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February Issue of Parterre Magazine


Akhmed Agadi in Rigoletto
On 9 February the tenor of Mariinsky Theatre will perform the role of Duke of Mantua.
The Honoured Artist of Russia, People's Artist of Tatarstan, winner of Russia’s Golden Mask Theatre Award, one of the most famous and popular tenors of the world, artistic and expressive Akhmed Agadi appears at prestigious opera venues of the world. The specialists note his technical and beautiful voice and high level of drama in his stage works.


Eduard Martyniuk in Aida
On 12 February the guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, winner of international competition Eduard Martyniuk will appear in Verdi’s Aida as the Captain of the Guard Radames. He is one of the most popular, bright and charismatic performers, whose name appears in the posters of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Moscow Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre, Teater Vanemuine (Tartu, Estonia), National Theatre of the Czech Republic, Hungarian State Opera, Zurich Opera House and the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. He is a singer of unique acting talent and an actor who has passed a serious vocal school of operetta and opera.

Riccardo Muti’s Student at the Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus gives the audience a real gift for Valentine's Day. On 14 February Riccardo Muti’s student Vladimir Ovodok will conduct Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.


Alberto Profeta in the Role of Cavaradossi
On 21 February the famous Italian tenor will perform the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca. For the first time he sang this role at the beginning of his career and until now he never ceases to improve it. In recent years, this lyrical and passionate, dreamy and selfless character has become the "calling card" of the singer.



That's How You Get to the Stars
‘Sic itur ad astra’ (‘That's how you get to the stars’)-this popular expression has become not only the name, but also the motto of the charity organization SIAA Foundation from Liechtenstein. Thanks to SIAA many young artists got great opportunities for their artistic start, having conquered with their skills the audiences of the cultural capitals of the world.


Our Children
The participants and winners of the “Christmas Tree Decoration” contest received memorable prizes. After that their toys decorated the Christmas tree in the theatre’s foyer and then went to the children's home №5 in Minsk to please the children, many of whom also take part in various creative contests. Fascinated by unusual crafts, the children promised to prepare toys for our theatre contest next year.

Visiting the Opera Fairy Tale
On 10 February the audience will be able to plunge into fairy tales and myths underpinning the most famous Russian and Western European operas on the small stage of the theatre.


Ukrainian Music: Golden Collection
People said that the world-famous George Gershwin’s song Summertime from the opera Porgy and Bess was written after the American composer heard the Ukrainian lullaby "The Dream Passes by the Windows". On 27 February pearls of Ukrainian vocal music will be performed in the chamber hall. Coming to the Bolshoi Theatre this evening, you will understand that such works are really inspiring.


Melodies of Love
What is love? This question concerns the hearts and minds of people throughout the existence of mankind. Philosophers, mystics, gurus of all religious movements, scientists, poets, writers and artists of different eras turned to this topic, trying to understand and express the charm, harmony and drama of the most complex and paradoxical of all human feelings.

Vladimir Gromov: to Reach the Heart of Every Viewer
In December Vladimir Gromov became the first winner of the National Theatre Award in the category "Best Actor in a Musical Performance" for the role of Marcello in Puccini's La bohème. What does this award mean for the soloist admired by the audience of the Bolshoi Theatre?...


Ghost Ball
The Big New Year’s Ball at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus gathered more than 1000 guests on the night of the 13th /14th January. Among the spectators there were a lot of those who participate in this festival since the very first ball, which was held in 2010. This year the beautiful tradition celebrated its 10th anniversary.


Madama Butterfly: 65 years on the Belarusian stage
The production of Giacomo Puccini's opera was created on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in 1953 - more than 65 years ago! In 1965 the production took on a new lease on life. Beautiful music from Puccini’s great opera sounds on our stage even longer, because the very first production of Chio-Chio-San was took place in 1940.


Opera Diva? No, a Real Miracle!
On 19 February opera Carmen will be dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the birth of Larisa Alexandrovskaya.


The Standard of the Orchestra Concertmaster: to the 90th Anniversary of the People's Artist of Belarus Lev Gorelik
"A personality of this magnitude. He is still unique. I don't know how long does it take to find someone who can do what he does," composer Galina Gorelova said about Lev Gorelik.


On 12 February Verdi’s Aida will be dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the outstanding theatre artist Yevgeny Chemodurov. In 1959-1976 he was the principal set designer of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.


Unbreakable Union
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan once said: "There are three organizations that no reasonable person will challenge. This is the Roman Catholic Church, royal guard and National Union of Mineworkers." Miners, perhaps, are not to be trifled with even without the cover of the trade union, but what should we do with those, whose work is not inferior to the work of miners, but the delicacy of the profession does not allow to wear yellow vests and knock helmets on the asphalt in the fight for their rights?


Their Mission to Make Someone's Day
Soprano Tatiana Tretiak and conductor Ivan Kostyakhin brought to Minsk a little sun of Spain and Portugal. In mid-January they returned to Belarus from these warm countries, where their have toured.


Aleksandra Tikhomirova: We are Going Where People are Waiting for Us
33 performances in 38 days in more than 20 cities of Germany and Austria. This is the pallid statistics of the tour of the Belarusian ballet. But behind these figures are incredible emotions, experiences, delight of the audiences, of course, daily hard work, without which the profession of a ballet dancer is unthinkable. We talked with the choreographer of the Bolshoi immediately after returning to her native theatre.