IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
KAZAN, February 02, (ITAR-TASS). The first night of The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini will open in Kazan the 32nd International Opera Festival named after Fyodor Chaliapin. By tradition, the festival will be held on the stage of the Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Musa Jalil.
"The audience will see not a classical formulation of The Barber of Seville, a “theatrical long-liver” staged since 1816. The action will not be attracted to a particular era. We take everything that has been in the Barber of Seville for 200 years," said director Yuri Alexandrov.
The festivals’ program also includes other best operas - Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Turandot by Puccini, Carmen by Bizet and Verdi’s Aida, Rigoletto, and La Traviata. On Fyodor Chaliapin’s birthday on February 13, the audience will see his “corona” performance - Boris Godunov.
Two gala concerts will finish the festival on February 17 and 18. They will feature the festival’s all soloists.
The first festival was held in 1982 in honour of Russia’s greatest bass singer, who was born in the city in 1873.
The festival became an All-Russia event in 1985 and an international event - in 1991.