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OperaCoast: The Old Tales of Kitezh Grad

  • Pushkin House, London 5A Bloomsbury Square London, England, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom (map)

soprano Anne Marie Sheridan | soprano Iria Perestrelo | soprano Maria Stasiak | mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries | mezzo-soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards | tenor Joshua Baxter | baritone André Andrade | baritone Jolyon Loy

piano Nicole Panizza & Ashley Beauchamp | language & music coach Anastasia Witts

A programme of operatic arias and ensembles from Russian operas, based on Russian fairy tales and folklore, is performed by OperaCoast soloists.  This performance is a highlight of the Sing Russian course, run annually by OperaCoast and designed to enable non-Russian speaking professional singers to perform Russian repertoire in the original language.

"So the legend goes that when the Mongols approached Kitezh Grad, its citizens were not even trying to defend themselves as they fully trusted in God's protection. They prayed together until, in front of the astonished invaders, the whole town was submerged under the waters of Lake Svetloyar until nothing was seen, but the cross on the golden dome of the cathedral. It is said that only those who are pure in their heart and soul will find their way to Kitezh..."

Earlier Event: December 13
Central Sussex College
Later Event: January 6
Lunchtime Recital