On 15 July one of the brightest operas by Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto will be presented within the architectural ensemble of the street and the Alexandrovsky Theatre
The managers of the festival think that showing the Italian opera masterpiece inside Petersburg classicism created by the genius of the Italian architect Carlo Rossi is really spectacular. The street named after him is an ideal auditorium, where the bright, rhythmically harmonious façade image supports theatre performances with their musical language, as bright and as memorable, and their classically harmonious inner structures.
Moreover, the act of the Rigoletto opera takes place in the Italian palazzo most of the time, which also matches the grand festive architectural image of this place. It is quite justified to expect that the Rigoletto opera on the Architect Rossi Street will reveal the beauty of the city in a new way to residents and visitors of Saint Petersburg and make it an even more attractive tourist Mecca.
The sets for the performance will be designed with the use of architectural motifs of Rossi’s facades. Directed by the Vasily Zarzhetsky. Production designer is Julia Goltsova. The opera will be performed by the Taurida International Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the People’s Artist of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic Mikhail Golikov. Choreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of St.Petersburg and Moscow, such as Kyrill Zharovin (St. Petersburg Opera), Antonina Vesenina (The Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers), Stanislav Leontyev (Mariinsky Theatre), Elena Sommer (Mariinsky Theatre) and others. Youth SoGlasie choir, choirmaster is Pavel Teplov.