The First online summer Festival of Russian Opera will be held in the Virtual Cultural Center of the ensemble “Russia” named after L.G.Zykina.

Russian State Academic Folk Ensemble "Russia" named after L.G. Zykina announces the First online Summer Festival of Russian Opera as part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of its foundation.

The festival will be held on the platform of the Virtual Cultural Center (VCC) in the second half of June. The program includes performances from the ensemble's repertoire, which will be presented on the air of the WCC on Tuesdays from June 21 to July 12 at 19:00 Moscow time.

The audience will be presented with a new reading of the musical fairy tale "The Snow Maiden", based on the famous opera by N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov; A version for the orchestra of Russian folk instruments "Opera about how Ivan Ivanovich quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich" by Gennady Banshchikov, staged by Dmitry Otyakovsky; Oleg Khromushin's comic opera "Surgery", directed by Olga Malikova; as well as a multimedia poem "Ruslan and Lyudmila", directed by Vyacheslav Kornichenko and Daniil Zinchenko, especially for which an original arrangement of fragments of the opera M.I. was created. Glinka, a special “melting” film installation was created and the text of A.S. Pushkin's poem was processed in a special way.

The unique flavor of Russian folk instruments, the colorful sound of domra, gusli, balalaika, accordion, the variety and richness of their timbres color classical scores in a new way, giving them a special “fabulous” sound

Show schedule:

21.06 - 19:00 - “Snow Maiden”
Eclogue based on the opera by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov.
28.06 - 19:00 - “Ruslan and Lyudmila”
Multimedia poem based on the opera by M.I.Glinka and the poem by A.S. Pushkin.
05.07 - 19:00 - “Surgery”
Comic opera by Oleg Khromushin
12.07 - 19:00 - “Opera about how Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich quarreled” by Gennady Banshchikov.

The summer online festival of Russian Opera is being held for the first time. The festival is organized by the Lyudmila Zykina State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble “Russia" under the leadership of Honored Artist of Russia Dmitry Dmitrienko.

The collective hopes to arouse interest in opera among Russian folk music groups, as well as expand the number of participants and in the future include new works in the festival program.