On 19 July a romantic opera of a famous German composer Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischütz will be staged in the Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park on the Yelagin Island in front of the Yelagin Island Palace
Staging of Der Freischütz in front of the Yelagin Island Palace will blend into the space of the Yelagin Island thanks to the romantic and picturesque landscapes, and the act of the opera takes place against this background. The main elements of the setting, according to the concept of the production designer of the opera Julia Goltsova, will by the stylized elements of rural homestead – a mill wheel, architectural fragments of a homestead house, trees and flowers.
The opera will be directed by the St.Petersburg Conservatoire graduate Dmitry Otyakovsky. Principal Conductor of the Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt Oliver Weder (Germany) will be a Music Director of this production.
Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia Mikhail Nikanorov (Helikon-Opera, Moscow), Artem Melikhov (Mariinsky Theatre), Olga Cheremnykh and others.