The "Russian Operas in the Astrakhan Kremlin" project is a creative discovery of the Astrakhan opera and ballet theatre. Realization of a similar action became possible with assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the regional Ministry of Culture and tourism and the Astrakhan Diocese. This year the large-scale cultural action is dated for the celebration of the 300 anniversary of the Astrakhan guberniya. The audience will be presented a unique musical interpretation of the monument of ancient Russian literature "Tale of Igor's Campaign". Music and libretto by Alexander Borodin. Theatrical action will be developed under the open sky in architectural scenery of the Astrakhan Kremlin at 20:00 (at 19:00 Moscow time).
All Astrakhan troupe participates in a majestic and spectacular performance. Soloists, ballet dancers, chorus, mimic ensemble will appear before the audience in images of Old Russian heroes, and original historical scenery will strengthen link of times and signification of the storyline.
Spectacular historical action at the Lobnoye Mesto of the Kremlin will be followed by a video projection on facades of Assumption Cathedral: a solar eclipse, huge army, fight with Polovtsy, a scene of the fire, destruction and revival of pictures of the mighty Russian land.
Two days: August 25 and 26 will sound Symphony orchestra, great choir and the voices of the best singers at the Astrakhan Kremlin. Leading parties will be performed by opera singers from the Bolshoi Theatre and Mariinsky theatre and of course favourite soloists of the Astrakhan theatre.
You can buy tickets at the theatre box office (phone 21-16-30), as well as on the website of the Astrakhan Opera and Ballet theatre: www.astoperahouse.ru
Photo: Sergey Sukhankin, Marina Panova
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