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26 Aug 2015

Bolshoi Theater of Belarus to open new season with Tsar’s Bride

MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) – The Tsar’s Bride opera of legendary Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov will open the new 83rd season of plays at the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus on 8 September, BelTA learnt from the theater.

The opera created at the turn of the century (first premiered in 1898) has become one of the recognized masterpieces of the Russian music. This play is a reflection on the relations between individuals and the authorities, on a permanent feeling of its presence, on those who has power and those who are deprived of it.

The Tsar’s Bride is of huge significance for the Belarusian theater. The opera alongside with Carmen, Onegin and The Barber of Seville gave start to the history of the theater in the early 1930s. The legendary play of 1950 survived almost 60 years on the stage. Its new production, the fourth one in the history of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus, has been created by conductor Nikolai Kolyadko, stage manager Mikhail Pandzhavidze, choirmaster Nina Lomanovich, artists Alexander Kostyuchenko (scenography) and Nina Gurlo (costumes).

Leading parties in The Tsar’s ride will be performed by Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus Stanislav Trifonov (Gryaznoi), prizewinners of international contests Tatiana Gavrilova (Marfa), Yekaterina Golovleva (Lyubasha), Andrei Valentiy (Sobakin), Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus Oleg Melnikov (Malyuta), prizewinners of international competitions Viktor Mendelev (Lykov), Alexander Zhukov (Bomeliy), Yelena Salo (Dunyasha), and others. The conductor is the Honored Art Figure of the Republic of Belarus Nikolai Kolyadko.

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