The first "Opera in Chersonesos" was held in August 2017. For three days, opera singers performed famous arias from classical open-air productions.
head of the organizing committee of the festival
- Project "Opera in Khersones "this year sets a new bar and prepares a program that will expand by genre and geography. It will become a living history of the formation of classical art and reflect the key milestones of its development. This will reveal Russia as part of a large European culture.
The whole day of August 4 will be devoted to Russian ballet. World artists will perform parts from the productions of Corsair, Giselle, Swan Lake and Don Quixote.
And on August 10, the opera "Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell will open the music program. The magical atmosphere of the city of Chersonesus will take viewers to the era of the legendary Carthage and tell the love story of the Trojan hero Aeneas and Queen Dido.
On August 11, an international gala concert will be held.
The stage will feature opera arias from European and domestic works of the 18th-19th centuries. Among the performers, guests will hear Melanie Diener, Oksana Shilova, Valeria Mel, Sergei Radchenko, Dmitry Ribero-Ferreira, Olga Tolkmit, Valery Alekseev and Artyom Krutko.
On the final day, August 12, the leading staff of the Novaya Opera Theater will perform P.I. Tchaikovsky's Russian opera Eugene Onegin.
For this production, the theater received the national theater prize "Golden Mask".
The program of the music festival will also include two chamber concerts - "Two Centuries of Russian Romance" and "Tango Around the World". They will be held in the amphitheater of Tauric Chersonesos.
You can find detailed information about the festival and purchase tickets here .