SEVASTOPOL, August 13. /TASS/. More than 3,000 people have visited the Opera in Chersonesus international music festival, which ended on Sunday, its organizers informed TASS.
"The second Opera in Chersonesus international music festival has ended in Sevastopol. The event brought together more than 200 performers from Russia and other countries. More than 3,000 spectators were able to attend six concerts, which were held both on the main stage and in the amphitheater of the Chersonesus Taurica open-air museum," a source said.
The festival ended with the production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin performed by the leading soloists of Moscow’s Kolobov Novaya Opera Theater. The second chamber music concert titled Tango Around the World featuring famous opera singer Dmitri Ribero Ferreira was held in the amphitheater of the open-air museum on the closing day of the festival.
Earlier reports said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had joined the audience of the open-air festival Opera in Chersonesus and attended the opening ceremony, while Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Valentina Matviyenko attended the festival on Saturday.
The Opera in Chersonesus international music festival was first held in August 2017. Well-known arias from classical productions were performed in the open air for three days. More than 3,000 people attended the festival’s concerts and performances last year.
According to organizers, Chersonesus has become a unique meeting point for modern Russia, a crossroads of the world’s greatest civilizations - Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and Rus. A combination of the ancient city of Chersonesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and immortal pieces of music performed under the starlit sky by Russian and world opera stars makes the festival special.
The festival organized with support of the Russian Culture Ministry, Sevastopol’s government, the Rostec state-run corporation, the Russian Helicopters holding company and the humanitarian foundation My History was held from August 4 to August 12.