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Russian Opera Gala

Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Programme includes:

Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra – Part 1
The Heaven’s Wanderer
Lensky’s Aria & Olga’s Aria from Eugene Onegin
E lucevan le stelle, from Tosca
Gipsy Song, from Carmen
Cortigiani, vil razza dannata, from Rigoletto
Linda’s Aria from Linda di Chamounix
Backstage aria, from Rafaello
Ochi Chernye (Dark Eyes)
Yamshik, ne goni loshadei (Don’t urge the horses, coachman)
Di Lazzaro
Guitarra Romana
Funiculì, Funiculà


Guest performers:

Larisa Rudakova
soprano (Bolshoi Opera, Moscow)
Mark Stone
baritone (Royal Opera House)
Alexander Naumenko
tenor (English National Opera)
Aigul Akhmetshina
mezzo-soprano (Royal Opera House)
Vasiliy Gerello
baritone (Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg)
Maria Veretenina
soprano (2014 Festival Grand Prix Laureate)
Evgeniy Kungurov
baritone (Moscow New Opera)
Larisa Gergiev
piano (National Artist of Russia, Chair of the Judges, St Petersburg)
  • British Imperial Orchestra
Graham O. Jones MBE

Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obraztsova.

Star guest performers – soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, Moscow – sing popular Russian and English arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as classical folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.

The genres in the Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK are: Classical, Romance Song, Folk, and Best 20th-century.

Programme for the evening:
1) Opening Ceremony (including fantastic guest performances, a video tribute to the great Russian singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Elena Obvaztsova, and an exhibition of photos)
2) Over 30 of the best international, Russian and English arias, romances and songs performed by the competition’s international finalists
3) Winners’ Awards Ceremony

All proceeds will go to charity.

Concert Duration:
approx. 4½ hours (incl. interval)

Ticket Information *

£35, £15
Under 16s: £10 off top price tickets
ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets

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