Bolshoi Theatre: Rusalka

6 March 2019, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka (premiere) Directed by: Timofej Kuljabin, music director: Ainars Rubikis Cast: Dinara Alieva / Ekaterina Morozova (Rusalka), Oleg Dolgov / Segey Radchenko (Prince), Maria Lobanova / Elena Popovskaya (Foreign Princess), Denis Makarov / Miklós Sebestyén (Water Goblin), Irina Dolzhenko / Elena Manistina (Witch) and others Language: Czech Following performances: 7, … Read more

A Russian premiere of Bohuslav Martinů’s Greek Passion

For the first time ever, Bohuslav Martinů’s operatic masterpiece The Greek Passion was performed in Russia, at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ekaterinburg. The premiere took place on 19 April with reprises over the following three days. The first of the opera’s two versions was directed by Thaddeus Strassberger and conducted by the theatre’s chiefconductor … Read more

Moscow: Jenůfa

60 years after its Russian premiere, the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow put on a new production of Jenůfa, Leoš Janáček’s most famous operatic work. Sung in Russian, the piece was premiered on 28 February. The creative team was led by the theatre’s long-standing collaborators, director Alexander Titel and conductor Evgeny Brazhnik. Alternating in the leading roles are Elena Bezgodkova and Elena Guseva (Jenůfa), … Read more

Ekaterinburg: Rusalka

For the second time in its history, the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre staged Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka. The production, premiered on May 19, was created by a Czech-Slovak team led by director Tomáš Pilař, current head of the opera ensemble of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, and Ekaterinburg’s music director Oliver Dohnányi. The other … Read more