“In Italy, will open the festival “Russian seasons”

Festival of Russian culture “Russian seasons” opens in Rome, Italy in the next 12 months there will be dozens of concerts, performances and exhibitions, including the Bolshoi theatre and the exhibition of the State Hermitage.

The Grand opening will take place in the concert hall of the National Academy of St. Cecilia, in which the Mariinsky theatre will show the Opera by Pyotr Tchaikovsky “Iolanta” with the participation of the orchestra and chorus of the Academy. As expected, the event will be attended by representatives of the government of the Russian Federation and the leadership of the Italian Republic.

As reported previously approved model program of the festival.

According to her, in particular, at the end of January will be a tour of the state academic theater. E. Vakhtangov play “Masquerade” in Naples. Also will be opened the exhibition of the State Hermitage Museum “Russian yard” in Caserta. In addition, in late January, is scheduled to meet representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and the Roman Catholic Church at the Vatican in the framework of the cultural program of the festival.

In the future, the plan includes, in particular, the workshops of the Academy of Russian ballet named A. Y. Vaganova during the Venice carnival, concerts of Symphony music Mariinsky theatre and the Bolshoi Symphony orchestra. P. I. Tchaikovsky in April on the grounds of the Bergamo and Turin, the production of “Satyricon” in Pordenone in June, concerts of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Shostakovich in July and August.

Fall in Italy will be a tour of the Bolshoi theater (SABT). The troupe will perform “La Bayadere” and “the taming of the shrew” at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan from 8 to 13 September. In addition, in October-November is scheduled to perform academic folk dance ensemble of Igor Moiseyev, it will be held in several cities, including Milan, Genoa and Naples.

In the framework of “Russian seasons” will take place 255 events in 40 cities of Italy. In addition to concerts and performances scheduled screenings of Russian films in the film festivals, exhibitions of Russian museums, circus performances, championship on historical medieval battle and the ice show. Also in Italy will be presented to the Russian Orthodox culture – the participants declared the Patriarchal Council for culture of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Tours of Russian artists in Europe and North America, known as the “Russian seasons”, was held in the beginning of the XX century under the leadership of Sergei Diaghilev and played a major role in the popularization of Russian ballet, Opera and symphonic music, Russian art abroad.

The festival of Russian culture “Russian seasons” was renewed in the history of modern Russia with the support of the Russian government. In 2017, concerts, performances and exhibitions were held in Japan, the festival programme was initiated by the President of Russia. The festival was visited by over 3 million viewers.

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