The Association of musical theatres of the Volga Federal district was created in December 2016. The Chairman was elected Artistic Director of the Mari State Opera and Ballet Theatre n.a. E. Sapaev Konstantin Ivanov.
The Association includes 5 theatres:
The Mari State Opera and Ballet Theatre n.a. E. Sapaev (Yoshkar-Ola),
Chuvash Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Cheboksary),
Musical Theatre named after I. Yaushev (Saransk),
Nizhny Novgorod Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre n.a. A. Pushkin
The Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Udmurt Republic n.a. P. Tchaikovsky.
In order to continue cooperation, it is necessary to better know each other. And that is why the first joint association event will be a gala concert of opera and ballet stars of all theatres. This concert will be presented to the audience in all five cities.
Izhevsk had the honor to be the first to receive guests. And on May 27 the stage of the Mari Opera and Ballet Theatre n.a. E. Sapaev there will be the brightest artists from Yoshkar-Ola, Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary, Saransk and Izhevsk. The conductor of the orchestra in our city will be the Honored Worker of Arts of the Udmurt Republic, the chief conductor of the Udmurt Opera and Ballet Theatre Nikolay Rogotnev.
The Mari theatre will be presented by the well-known and loved in their native land Honoured Artists of the Mari El Republic, the premiers of the ballet Olga Chelpanova and Konstantin Korotkov, and leading opera soloists, laureates of international and all-Russian competitions Valeria Balandina (soprano), Alina Polevaya (soprano), Lyubov Dobrynina (mezzo-soprano), Pavel Kryuchko (baritone), Alexander Stolbov (tenor).
Nizhny Novgorod theatre presents the talented ballet dancers Tatiana Kainova and Andrey Orlov. With opera arias will fascinate the audience Natalia Kuchina (soprano) and Mikhail Menshikov (tenor).
The Mari scene will welcome colleagues from the Chuvash Theatre of Opera and Ballet with the leading ballet soloists Anastasia and Dmitry Abramovs, Honored Artist of the Chuvash Republic Ivan Snigirev (tenor) and Margarita Finogentova (mezzo-soprano).
The honor to open the cooperation within the Association of musical theatres from the city of Saransk in the gala concert was given to the leading soloists of ballet Natalia Tsareva and Maksat Tolomushev. The opera troupe will be presented with the Honoured Artist of the Republic of Mordovia Natalia Makarova (soprano) and winner of a lyric baritone Alexander Loborev.
The participants of the gala concert from the Udmurt Opera and Ballet will be the ballet star Irina Popova and Roman Vladimirov, opera - Alla Zakharova (soprano) and Dmitry Nikitin (baritone).
In the program of the Gala concert you will hear timeless and forever young hits, the most popular arias and duets from operas and operettas, numbers from classic and contemporary ballets, romance and more.
The gala-concert of opera and ballet theatres of the Volga Federal district breaks the closed boundaries of the regions, this is a unique opportunity in one evening to see on stage the best representatives of the musical culture of the Volga Federal district.
5 may 2017