On 19 July an opera of the outstanding Italian composer Giacomo Puccuni «Manon Lescaut» will be performed in The Kirov Central Culture and Leisure Park in front of the Yelagin Island Palace.
It is one of the most heartfelt verismo operas and one of the world's most popular Puccini operas. The novel by Abbé Prévost, which depicted the morals and relations of the ancienneregime (old regime) era, in the musical drama by Puccini turned into a romantic hymn of love, the eternal story of Men and Women.
Romantic Park of Yelagin Island, the elegant design of the Yelagin Palace facade will create the perfect mood for the perception of Puccini's masterpiece.
Stage Director - Irina Fokina. Music Director – People’s Artist of Russia Sergei Stadler. St. Petersburg SymphonyOrchestra. Choir of the St. Petersburg Music Hall Theatre; Artistic Director - Honoured Artist of Russia Valentina Kopylova-Panchenko; choirmaster – Igor Pototsky.