In Finland, the season of the Bolshoi theatre, the New stage will open with the Opera «Othello»

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotoracconti in the square at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. Archival photoIn Finland, the season of the Bolshoi theatre, the New stage will open with the Opera «Othello»© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

The oldest Opera festival in Finnish Savonlinna 14 September will open 243rd season of the Bolshoi theatre, the New stage play «Othello», said Thursday at a press conference on the opening tour of the Opera festival.

History of cooperation of the festival in Savonlinna with the Bolshoi theatre has more than 15 years. It started full-scale tour of the ballet troupe of the Bolshoi theater with performances of «Swan lake» and «don Quixote.» In 2006 began the collaboration of the Opera festival in Savonlinna brought in a Big Opera, «the Horseman» by Finnish composer of contemporary aulisa Salonen. And next year, two Opera productions of the Bolshoi theater — «Boris Godunov» by Mussorgsky and «the Children of Rosenthal» Desyatnikov was shown on the festival stage.

«The last trip of the Bolshoi theatre on the festival in Savonlinna was the year of the centenary of Finland’s independence. Then was presented two operas of Tchaikovsky’s «Eugene Onegin» in concert and «Iolanta», which was attended by the two presidents of Russia and Finland. On your festival amazing atmosphere, and not only because it takes place in such a wonderful place — an old castle, surprising his audience who are going to your festival and every day filled the hall on two thousand places,» — said General Director of the Bolshoi theatre Vladimir urin.

According to him, the Savonlinna festival is one of the leading music festivals, and the Bolshoi theatre is pleased to take his play «Othello» at the theatre will do everything to ensure that everyone was here convenient to operate.

«The invitation of the Bolshoi theatre is very important to us. It demonstrates the recognition of the festival and is a good continuation of our long-term cooperation», — said the artistic Director of the festival Jorma Silvasti.

In the performances, which will be shown in Moscow, the title role will be sung by Carl Tanner, the famous American tenor, who performed at the Bolshoi theatre in the role of Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot. In the role of Desdemona will be soprano Marina Costa-Jackson has been awarded many titles. The constant participant of the Savonlinna festival distinguished Finnish baritone Elia Fabbian sings the role of Iago. The performances also involved SOPH choir, orchestra and children’s choir of the Bolshoi theatre.

The conductor — Maestro Antonello Allemandi (Italy), a recognized interpreter of Italian music, conducting in a Large «La Boheme» and «Turandot».

Production of «Othello» was implemented in partnership with the French festival «Les choregies d’orange», which premiere took place in 2014. In the fortress of Olavinlinna, which usually hosts performances of the Finnish festival, the Opera «Otello» was first shown in the year of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birthday (2016).

In Moscow the festival in Savonlinna will show «Otello» on 14 and 15 September.