The times change, but tragic love-story of Romeo and Juliet still stirs the souls of new generations. Strong intensity of feelings inspired many great composers such as Berlioz and Gounod, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev to creating compositions in different genres. Shakespeare has written the tragedy in 1595, but its poetic spirit is alive nowadays. These immortal words and fragments from legendary ballet by Sergey Prokofiev will be performed in the first part of the concert. According to famous ballet dancer Galina Ulanova, the story of blood feud between two families, love and death of two lovers is in harmony with “strong, really mature music which is so consonant with Shakespeare; music including clear and vivid characteristics”.
Soloists of the Bolshoy Theatre Anna Aglatova and Roman Muravitsky will perform arias and duets from operas about love.
Anna Aglatova – soloist of State Academic Bolshoy Theatre of Russia. She made her debut at this theatre in 2005 performing the part of Nanetta in opera Falstaff by G. Verdi. Her roles at the Bolshoy Theatre: Nanetta (Falstaff by Verdi), Pamina, Papagena (Magic Flute by Mozart), Kseniya (Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky), Liu (Turandot by J. Puccini), Musetta (La Boheme by G. Puccini), Micaela (Carmen by G.Bizet), etc. Prize-winner of Bella Voce International Vocalists Competition (I prize, 2003), Young Opera Singers International Competition “New Names” in Germany (III prize, 2005), nominee for “Golden Masque” Award (2007). Awarded youth grant of “Triumph” prize (2009).
Roman Muravitsky – soloist of State Academic Bolshoy Theatre of Russia. Graduated from Moscow State Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky (class of E. Kibkalo). His repertoire includes parts of Andrey Khovansky (Khovanscshina by Mussorgsky), German (The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky), Vodemon (Iolanta by Tchaikovsky), Cavaradossi (Tosca by Puccini), Pierre Bezukhov (War and Piece by Prokofiev). Jose (Carmen by Bizet), etc. In 2004 he sang the part of Sergey in premiere performances of Lady Macbeth of the Mtsenk District by D. Shostakovich, the part of Pinkerton in premiere of Madam Butterfly by Puccini staged by Robert Wilson.