In Tikhvin will host the tenth international competition named after Rimsky-Korsakov

В Тихвине пройдет десятый международный конкурс имени Римского-Корсакова

Tenth anniversary international competition of Opera singers named after N.. Rimsky-Korsakov will take place in the framework of the International festival, which opens on November 29 with a gala concert in Tikhvin, Leningrad region, in the homeland of the composer, told RIA Novosti press-service of the competition.

The competition for Opera singers will be held from 30 November to 4 December.

To participation in competition of Opera singers invited Russian and foreign singers aged 18 to 32 years. This year, applications were received from 12 countries: Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Ukraine.

To assess the participants will be representative of the international jury: Larisa Gergieva (Russia), Fiorenzo, Cossotto (Italy), Askar Abdrazakov (Russia), Maria Guleghina (Russia) Yulian Konstantinov (Bulgaria), Anatoly Loshak (Russia), AVAZ Radjabov (Uzbekistan), Galina Gorchakova (Russia), Mikhail Sinkevich (Russia). All auditions — public.

On the final day of December 4 near the State memorial house-Museum of Rimsky-Korsakov will take place the solemn opening of the monument to the composer. The author of the monument — sculptor Vasily Selivanov.

The winners of the tenth International competition of Opera singers named Rimsky-Korsakov 5 December, will perform at the Concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre.

In different years the winners of the competition named after Rimsky-Korsakov were: Anna Netrebko, Irina Dzhioeva, Hibla Gerzmava, Olga Trifonova, Ildar Abdrazakov, Vasily Gerello, Evgeny Nikitin, Daniil Shtoda.

As for the festival named after Rimsky-Korsakov, but this year it will be held in four cities of Leningrad region-Gatchina, Tosno, Kingisepp and Pine forest. For the first time in the festival organized a special children’s program, in which young viewers will be presented the Opera “the Giant” by Sergei Prokofiev, “the Little Prince” by Leonid Klinichev, “scenes from the life of Nikolenka Irtenev” by Sergei Banevich.