Maria Francesca Mazzara, Italian principal opera singer, and Alexander Frey, an American conductor, currently based in Germany, will arrive on tour to our theater.
On the 5th of November opera “Traviata” by G.Verdi will take place under the baton of the famous conductor where role of Violetta will be performed by the Italian vocalist. On the 13th of November Alexander Frey will conduct the opera “Eugene Onegin“ by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Maria Francesca Mazzara was born in Palermo. She graduated from the lyric vocal faculty of the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory in Palermo with the highest marks and at the same place she got SISSIS degree in category “Music and entertainment”. In 2017 she brilliantly performed the role of Violetta Valery in opera “Traviata” by G.Verdi on Rapallo opera festival, on musical festival in Cerreto Guidias as well as in Montecchio Maggiore in Romeo castle. Later she took part in important international festivals such as the International Festival of the Aegean in Greece where she performed the role of Rosina in “ Barber of Seville” as well as on Summer Arts Festival in Duluth (the USA) in the role of Lucia in “Lucia di Lammermoor”. Maria Francesca often participates in different concerts as her repertoire varies from Baroque music to modern one. The vocalist from Italy was a laureate of “Audience” award in “Big voice” competition in 2014, where Maria Francesca performed on the festival “Berg Opera”. Currently she develops skills in art of bel canto with Luciana Serra, the famous soprano.
Maria Francesca is not only a great singer and a successful guest singer but also finds the time for cinema shooting. The Italian singer played brilliant roles in comedies as well as in” La Croiciére” by Pascale Pouzadoux (France, 2010).
Alexander Frey is an American conductor of symphony orchestra, a virtuoso organist, pianist and composer. Currently the musician lives in Berlin. He, as a citizen of Berlin, is often invited by diplomatic communities to perform for heads of states, including president Bill Clinton, Dalai lama etc. Alexander Frey is considered as the most in-demand conductor in the world and is well-regarded as in concert halls as in opera theatres. Alexander Frey was a conductor in Karlin musical theatre in Prague from 2004 to 2008 where he conducted 50 performances for a season.
There is a well-known saying of him: “The music is a peaceful island in the river of sorrow”. Besides that Alexander Frey is considered as “Korngold leading music translator” as he recorded full piano works of one of the interesting composer of the 20th century.
You can buy tickets in the theater box office (telephone 21-16-30) as well as on the website of the Astrakhan Opera and Ballet Theatre: www.astoperahouse.ru
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