This year the festival will continue the tradition of staging operas against the background of architectural masterpieces of the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The masterpiece by Bizet Carmen, one of the most popular and most frequently performed operas of the world repertoire, will be performed on 22 July at the Main Courtyard of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
Bright personalities, quick action, captivating plot of the famous novel by Mérimée and memorability of beautiful melodies make this opera one of the most precious guests at any opera stage.
The opera will beautifully fit into the space of the Main Courtyard of the Catherine Palace with its orientation at a wide audience, marching rhythms of some themes and the place of the action, connected with squares of a Spanish city.
This production will be directed by Georgy Isaakyan, famous Russian theatre director, Artistic Director of the Moscow State Academic Children’s Music Theater Named After Natalya Sats.
The main element of the performance set will be the front row of baroque arcs, resonating to the divisions of Rastrelli’s façade of the Catherine Palace.
Production designer is Julia Goltsova. Artistic Director of the All Together Opera Festival Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo will be Music Director of the opera. The Northern Symphony Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre. Opéra de Nice choir (France). Choreographers are Sergey Naryshev and Rustem Karsanov. Leading parts will be performed by the principal soloists of the musical theatres of Russia and other countries around the world, such as Yulia Gertseva (Switzerland), Vladimir Tselebrovsky, Sofia Nekrasova (France) and others.