Dear members of the audience! This October you are invited for the performances at NOVAT’s Main and Second stages. October playbill includes the next part of Veronika Dzhioeva festival, audience’s long time favorite performances along with new shows of the children opera project, much-loved operas and ballets featuring NOVAT stars and the new concert programme featuring famous accordion and bandoneon player Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi.
October will see the next chapter of Veronika Dzhioeva festival – world opera star and an Honored Artist of Russia will perform the part of Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème, whereas Musetta will be presented by a young NOVAT opera soloist soprano Sofia Bachaeva. Puccini’s grand Aida featuring Veronika Dzhioeva will close the autumn part of the festival. All festival shows are to be conducted by Evgeny Volynsky.
Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci will be presented on 9 October at NOVAT’s Main stage; the performance will be conducted by a well-known conductor Valentin Uryupin. That will be followed by Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera on 13 October featuring Sergey Kuzmin, soloist with the Mikhailovsky theatre.
NOVAT’s Second stage will host Rachmaninoff’s Francesca da Rimini on 16 October. Then on 19 October, P. Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin will see its second premiere, right on Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum’s birthday, which is inextricably intertwined with A. Pushkin in Russian culture. Title roles will be presented by young NOVAT opera soloists Sofia Bachaeva (Tatiana), Kirill Nifontov (Lensky) and Ekaterina Marzoeva (Olga).
Children opera project keeps on at NOVAT Second stage. To the delight of the youngest members of the audience children’s workshop NOVAT-piccolo will be launched with S. Banevich’s Opera about Porridge, Milk and a Cat. This workshop’s performances are interactive: besides watching it, kids can sing, draw and take part in creating the scenery. We invite the parents to follow the kids and get familiar with the bright magical world of opera.
Young members of our audience are also invited to enjoy the October premier of C. Cui’s Puss in Boots. Designers of NOVAT children’s operas are ready to fascinate the audience again with a true-to-life Charles Perrault fairy-tale world built on stage with picturesque scenery and richly decorated historical fantasy costumes.
Ballet playbill of October is rich and diverse, as usual. Minkus’ cheerful ballet Don Quixote is set on 1 October; Delibes’ Coppélia is set on 3 and 4 October – classic ballet love story with a touch of mystery and a happy ending; romantic and captivating Le Corsaire. Back on Stage by A. Adam for matinee and evening performance on 5 October; exotic and moving La Bayadère on 10 and 11 October; Tchaikovsky’s magical Sleeping Beauty for matinee and evening performance on 12 October.
Edward Clug’s one-act ballets Ssss… and Radio and Juliet are sincere and emotional stories about finding true love. Contemporary ballet night at NOVAT is set on 8 October.
D. Jurowski is going to present a new concert program From Rome to Buenos-Aires at the Second stage on 18, 19 and 20 October. The program features Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, an energetic and charming virtuoso musician.
Decade of senior citizens starts on 1 October in the Novosibirsk region. We remind that NOVAT has a special offer for senior citizens – one may purchase a ticket with 50% discount upon presentation of a pension certificate in the day of performance, should the house have vacant seats.