International Music Festival «St. Petersburg Palaces», which will be held in St. Petersburg for the 26th time, has rightly been called the Festival of Stars. Over recent 25 years the Festival has discovered many world opera stars for the Russian audience
International Foundation «St. Petersburg Palaces»
Artistic Director – Honoured Artist of Russia Maria Safariants
The State Hermitage, The Armorial Hall
Ceremonial opening of the XXVI Classical Music Festival «St. Petersburg Palaces»
International Music Festival «St. Petersburg Palaces», which will be held in St. Petersburg for the 26th time, has rightly been called the Festival of Stars. Over recent 25 years the Festival has discovered many world opera stars for the Russian audience.
The festival stays true to its principles! On 23 May, opera lovers will find true diamonds of modern vocals - soprano Nicole CABELL and tenor Stephen COSTELLO - in the Armorial Hall of the State Hermitage, a unique world art treasury.
Nicole CABELL, soprano (USA) is an American singer with rich, soft and refined voice and excellent acting abilities. Due to the combination of the highest professional culture and unique voice timbre with a hint of Afro-Asian genealogical roots the singer has won international fame and become sought-after on the best stages in America and Europe!
Stephen COSTELLO, tenor (USA). Stephen Costello is among the most promising young stars of American opera. His performance at the age of 26 at the opening of the season at the New York Metropolitan Opera in the 2007/08 season was regarded by the press as a brilliant debut. Stephen Costello is a Prize Winner of several major international competitions, and in 2009 he won the most prestigious award for young singers in the United States – the Richard Tucker Award.
Constantine Orbelian (USA) - founder of the "St. Petersburg Palaces" Festival, known for its magnificent projects with participation of the world leading opera artists, such as Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Lawrence Brownlee and others. He is also Principal Conductor of the Kaunas Philharmonia and Music Director of the Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan.
There will be a crash bar for the concert visitors.
Duration time — 2 hours
Ticket cost — 3000-15000 rubles