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Russian Opera Gala

Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Programme includes:

Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra – Part 1
Aleko’s Cavatina, from Aleko
Hai già Vinta la Causa!, from The Marriage of Figaro
Olga’s aria, from Eugene Onegin
Les tringles des sistres tintaient, from Carmen
Là ci darem la mano, from Don Giovanni
Lensky’s aria, from Eugene Onegin
E lucevan le stelle, from Tosca
Cortigiani, vil razza dannata, from Rigoletto
Di Capua
I’ te vurria vasà
Backstage aria ‘I’m burning with passion’, from Rafaello
Otvet’ mne, zorkoe svetilo, from The Golden Cockerel
Art is calling for me, from The Enchantress


  • British Imperial Orchestra
Vasiliy Gerello
baritone (Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg)
Larisa Gergiev
piano (National Artist of Russia, Chair of the Judges, St Petersburg)
Larisa Rudakova
soprano (Bolshoi Opera, Moscow)
Aigul Akhmetshina
mezzo-soprano (Royal Opera House)
Evgeniy Kungurov
baritone (National Opera soloist; presenter of Cultura TV, Moscow)
and others tba
Graham O. Jones MBE

Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obraztsova.

Star guest performers – soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, Moscow – sing popular Russian and English arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as classical folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.

The genres in the Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK are: Classical, Romance Song, Folk, and Best 20th-century.

Programme for the evening:
1) Opening Ceremony (including fantastic guest performances, a video tribute to the great Russian singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky & Elena Obvaztsova, and an exhibition of photos)
2) Over 30 of the best international, Russian and English arias, romances and songs performed by the competition’s international finalists
3) Winners’ Awards Ceremony

All proceeds will go to charity.

Concert Duration:
approx. 4½ hours (incl. interval)

Ticket Information *

£35, £15
Under 16s: £10 off top price tickets

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