Thursday, November 5, 2009

The RNO Performs in Krasnoyarsk

Here is my translation of the report in Russian language from the RNO web site, where the original text and a photo can be found:
By now it has become a tradition…the Russian National Orchestra has participated for the third time in the large-scale project—The Krasnoyarsk Fair of Book Culture—with the support of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.

This year the RNO presented two brilliant young singers, emerging from a new generation who are in high demand, Vasily Ladyuk (baritone) and Anastasia Belukova (soprano).

On November 5th at the Krasnoyarsk State Theatre of Opera and Ballet Anastasia Belukova and Vasily Ladyuk, accompanied by an ensemble of Russian National Orchestra soloists and the Krasnoyarsk State Symphony Orchestra, presented a unique musical-dramatic composition in which famous texts by Beaumarchais and Pushkin and the genius music of Mozart comprised a clever synthesis of selected literary and musical fragments. The concert program called “Here’s Poison…” included arias from operas by W. A. Mozart “Marriage of Figaro” and G. Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”; and A. S. Pushkin’s “Mozart and Salieri” from the cycle “Small Tragedies.” Additional participants included Oleg Rybkin, executive producer of Krasnoyarsk’s Pushkin Drama Theatre, and conductor Mark Kadin.