The festival will traditionally open on 12 July on the Day of the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul in the very heart of St. Petersburg at the Cathedral Square of the Peter and Paul Fortress. A masterpiece by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – «The Tsar’s Bride» – will be performed on that day. It’s an opera that is a part of the golden fund of Russian music theatre art.
«The Tsar’s Bride» is attributed to the mature period of creative life of the Russian classic. High strength of feeling and exceptional music lyricism distinguish this work, which depicts important characters of Russian history - oprichniks of Ivan the Terrible, Bomeliy, the Tsar's physician and Tsar's fiancée Marfa Sobakina. A musical-historical painting will blend seamlessly into the space of the Cathedral Square in Peter and Paul fortress, as it corresponds to the spirit of sacred center of the Russian state.
The opera will be staged by the well-known Russian stage director, Artistic Director of the Moscow State Academic Children’s Music Theater Named After Natalya Sat Georgy Isaakyan. Stage Designer – Julia Goltsova. Music Director – Artistic Director of the Festival «All Together Opera» Fabio Mastrangelo. The Saint-Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre. Choir of the St. Petersburg Music Hall Theatre; Artistic Director – Honoured Artist of Russia Valentina Kopylova-Panchenko; choirmaster – Igor Pototsky.