On 18 May 2017 with the support of bank «Otkritie» in Petrovsky Palace, there was a grand opening of a series of opera evenings under the open sky project «Opera in Palace». The guests of the event were able to enjoy the opera performance of the air from Vanya from the opera Ivan Susanin and cavatina of Lyudmila from the opera Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka, Modest Mussorgsky's Flea, Adele's comic songs from the musical comedy Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr., and other works of the world classics. Under the sounds of instrumental sextet, the guests listened to the soloists of the Bolshoi Theater: Alexander Dursenev, Daria Zykova, Vsevolod Grivnov, and Valery Gilmanov. The host of the party was the actor of the theater and cinema Alexander Vodopyanov.
«We are proud that muscovites and guests of the capital loved the project «Opera in Palace». Having been highly appreciated last year, we listened to the wishes of our guests and extended the dates for this year, leaving the format of the event unchanged», said Inna Pehova, the General Manager of Petrovsky Palace Hotel.
The warm atmosphere of the event was provided by Newby Teas as the tea partner of the evening, which presented the guests the legendary collection of classic teas.
The performance of Vladimir Vasiliev, the legend of the world ballet art, the People's Artist of the USSR, the former head of the Bolshoi Theater, remained unchanged. The author created his unique world, forcing many to listen to the important: what is the Man, what is the Soul, what is the meaning and purpose of art. Today Vasiliev is known and as a talented original artist, working, including and in complex watercolor technique. He has dozens of exhibitions all over Russia and abroad and the recognition of world-renowned artists and professional art critics. His works have been included in museum collections and private collections, his scenic space of his own theatrical productions of the last 15 years in Russia, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Great Britain is adorned with his painting. Among them are Nutcracker, Giselle, Macbeth, Don Quixote, Icarus, Red Poppy, as well as the performances of his studio in Gogol, Astafiev, Planov and Shukshin.
«The project «Opera in Palace» partly reflects the principles and postulates promoted in our company. Being the largest private bank in Russia, it is important for us that the project «Opera in Palace» is not only of federal scale, but also carries an important cultural and educational mission in the maintenance and development of cultural values. The works of world classics performed by the soloists of the Bolshoi Theater have always been and will be in price, and the format «under the open sky» is innovative in nature and allows us to reveal them in a new way, said Alexander Henkin, the Head of the Moscow Directorate of bank «Otkritie», the general partner of the project.
The Muscovites and guests of the capital will be able to enjoy the Bolshoi opera every Thursday until 14 September. The latest information of the tickets, program of the party and repertoire can be found at www.operainpalace.ru