Holiday for Those in Love
Concert for those who are in love and who are awaiting for this wonderful feeling. Maxim Paster will be making a declaration of love seriously and with a smile coming from opera and operetta heroes: romantic Prince “I gave you my heart” (F. Lehar, The Land of Smiles), light-hearted Count Boni (I. Kalman, Silva). Irina Samoylova will give a “Kiss” (L. Arditi) and will tell about “The roads of Love” (F. Poulenc), will be performing one of the most tender and moving arias about love – Lauretta’s aria (G. Puccini, Gianni Schicchi). Relations of loving couple are not always unclouded: you will hear several duets: Orpheus and Eurydice will be sorting out their complicated relationship (J. Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld), Adina and Nemorino will be testing their feelings with the help of the elixir of love (G. Donizetti, The Elixir of Love) and even sing in the language of cats (G. Rossini, Duet for two cats). The orchestra and Yury Medyanik will perform passionate tangos by Astor Piazzolla, Salut D’Amour by Edward Elgar. It is not a complete program of this concert, there will be unforgettable musical surprises.
Irina Samoylova – soloist of “Helikon-Opera” theatre. Grand Prix winner of the IV All-Russian Bello Voce Competition and XXV International Competition Luis Sigall in Chile (1998), winner of the II International Competition Tomaz Alkaide in Portugal (2000), prize winner of the Belvedere Competition (2003, Vienna, Austria). Graduated from Gnesin’s Russian Academy of Music (1999, Class of Professor, People’s Artist of Russia G. Oleinichenko). Performed in Austria, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, China, Monaco, France, Chile.
Maxim Paster – soloist of the Boshoi Theatre of Russia. Prize-winner P. Tchaikovsky International Competition, laureate of Moscow City Government Award, laureate of the National Property Award. He collaborated with world-famous directors – R. Wilson, E. Nekrosius, R. Sturua, F. Zambello, T. Chkheidze. His repertoire includes: Lensky (Evgeny Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky), Rodolfo (La boheme by G. Puccini), Alfredo and Duke of Mantua (La traviata and Rigoletto by G. Verdi), Nemorino (The Elixir of Love by G. Donizetti), Shuysky (Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky), Zinoviy Borisovich (Katerina Izmailova by D. Shostakovich), Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly by G. Puccini). Petr Tchaikovsky (Rosenthal’s Children by L. Desyatnikov, the first performer of this role), Oedipus (Oedipus Rex by I. Stravinsky), Captain (Wozzeck by A. Berg) and many other parts.
Yury Medyanik – Russian musician-multiinstrumentalist, conductor. One of a few musicians who plays virtuoso several musical instruments – accordion, violin and bandoneon. He is a laureate of many international competitions. The author of the first Russian electronic tango NTO Project, founder and conductor of Pluri_Art Orchestra, artistic director of Emotion-orchestra ensemble. Yury collaborated with famous musicians, including A. Netrebko, E. Schrott, D. Matsuev, V. Vartanyan, P. Vernikov, A. Baeva, B. Andrianov, D. Shapovalov, A. Gainullin, A. Dervoed, etc. As guest conductor he performs with such orchestras as Israel Camerata (Jerusalem), Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra, “Russian Camerata” chamber orchestra, “Tauride” International Symphony Orchestra (Saint Petersburg), Netanya Kibbutz Israel Orchestra, Samara Virtuosos Orchestra. The soloists with whom Yury Medyanik performs as a conductor feature Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel), Olga Scheps (piano, Germany), Vanessa Benelli Mosel (piano, Italy), Federico Lepre (tenor, Italy), Maxim Paster (tenor, Russia). From 2015 – conductor of the Novaya Opera theatre named after E. Kolobov.