The Diaghilev Festival, under the artistic direction of Teodor Currentzis, will open on June 22 and will last 11 days. The program includes symphony and chamber concerts, opera productions, experimental performance projects, classical and alternative music.
The festival will open with a symphony concert by the musicAeterna orchestra conducted by Teodor Currentzis. The program includes three works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, musically or thematically related to Italy: an orchestral fantasy based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, a symphonic work “Francesca da Rimini” on the plot of the tragic love of two lovers, drawn from Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, as well as the “Italian Capriccio”, created on the basis of the impressions of visiting Rome and the Roman carnival.
At the closing of the festival, a new production will be presented to the music of two masterpieces by Igor Stravinsky: the Symphony of Psalms and the rarely performed melodrama Persephone. The works will be performed by the musicAeterna orchestra, choir and dance company under the direction of conductor Anna Guseva and music director and conductor Teodor Currentzis. The premiere shows will be held on July 1-2 in the “House of Music” at the Shpagin factory.
The festival club will function throughout the festival, where brainstorming with festival participants, lectures, master classes, performances, broadcasts and discussions of the main program events will take place. Festival club events are free and available to all residents of the city. An educational program will be prepared for students of creative universities.