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Belarus’ Bolshoi Theater invites art lovers for festival in Nesvizh

The Bolshoi Theater of Belarus launched the festival headlined as The Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater in Nesvizh Radziwill family castle in 2010. It is an offsite musical marathon of the opera and ballet companies, and also orchestra musicians.

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The Evenings of the Bolshoi Theater at the Radziwill Castle will be held in the town of Nesvizh from 22 to 24 June. It will start with the Belarusian Romanticism concert program. On 22 June a concert at the Church of Corpus Domini, which is the first Baroque monument in Eastern Europe, will feature Natalia Akinina, Irina Kuchinskaya, Yuri Gorodetsky, Sergei Lazarevich, piano-Larisa Terekhova. The evening program in the courtyard of the Radziwill Castle will feature ballet stars who will perform the pieces from Swan Lake, Corsair and also dances about Shakespeare – Sonnets (ballet by Alexandra Tikhomirova). Conductors: Nikolai Kolyadko, Ivan Kostiakhin.

The concert “Four Centuries of Belarusian Vocal Music” at the Theater Hall of the Radziwill Castle on 23 June will feature opera soloists of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus Yuri Gorodetsky (tenor), Elena Zolova (soprano), Ilya Silchukov (baritone). They will perform solo vocal works from the pieces from the 17th to 20th centuries. The host will be Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Skorobogatov. Bolshoi opera soloist Ekaterina Golovleva will perform the composer’s “hits”: “Spring Waters”, “Fragment from Musset”, “Oh, Do Not Grieve!”, “Before the icon”. Saturday night will take place in the atmosphere of love and sorrow. The drama of love and death of the brilliant Parisian courtesan Violetta Valery will be performed on the main stage of the festival in the courtyard of the castle. The premiere of the new production staged by Andrejs Zagars opened the current season. Andrei Galanov will conduct.

On 24 June the leading opera and ballet soloists and musicians of the string quintet Serenada invite lovers of tango music and hot southern melodies to the Theater Hall of the Nesvizh castle to hear “Milonga with the Serenada”.

The festival will wrap up with The Stars of the Bolshoi in Nesvizh on the main stage in the courtyard of the Radziwill Castle. The concert program will feature popular arias and duets, bright performances from the ballet masterpieces, songs of the world musical heritage. Andrei Galanov will conduct. Traditionally, the festival spans several concert venues: the Church of Corpus Domini, Theater Hall of the Radziwill Castle and the main stage arranged in the courtyard of the castle.

 

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Yuri Drazdow is the founder and owner of The Minsk Herald. He is also a journalist specialising in area of business and politics. He has degrees in Journalism and Software Engineering and has been working on media and IT projects in Minsk and London.
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