The Bolshoi theatre and Metropolitanopera gave the Russian prima ballerina starring in all of their joint performances.
Anna Netrebko captivated seems to have all heights in the profession. However, her musical career expected another creative flight. Anna will sing the main roles in all three productions, the Grand theatre which will put in cooperation with the most famous and wealthy Opera troupe of the world — the Metropolitan Opera (Met) in new York (co-production, when the Opera houses of the world put their creative and Finansovye possible, make the play, and then turns to show in their scenes are now very common). The details of this ambitious project at a press conference in the Bolshoi theatre told its General Director Vladimir urin and General Manager of the Met Peter Gelb.
The fact that the two major Opera houses on the planet for the first time will work together to supply, became a sensation. The Bolshoi company regularly goes on tour to the Met since 1959. But the American theatre in Moscow, his performances did not bring never. “We really want to come to Russia, but this prevents the economy
admitted Gelb. — The salaries that they receive, our employees, the
high with the world! We are significantly more expensive than other Opera companies and the world and
so while the arrival in Moscow is very heavy”. And joint works at two theaters, until recently, was not. And now just three performances!
General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera Peter Gelb and the General Director of the Bolshoi theatre Vladimir urin
Photo: courtesy of the organizers of the event
Urin said that Large and Met in the period from 2019 to 2022 together will stage “Aida” by Verdi, “Salome” by Strauss” and “Lohengrin” by Wagner. And everywhere in the lead roles will Shine Russian star Anna Netrebko. Anna at the Met and so is one of the brightest stars. Five years ago, Netrebko became the first soprano in the history of the troupe, who performed principal roles in the premieres of three following one after another: “Anne Boleyn” and “the Love drink” by Donizetti and “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky. And here Anna is waiting for a new takeoff in his career, and now she has to sing is not usual for her party of “light” soprano, and “bloody” party at Strauss and Wagner.
“Aida” will be held at the Met, and then it will show in Moscow. And since this Opera is one of the most popular viewers, most likely in the Large it will be is a few seasons. Therefore, it was decided to immediately do two sets of decorations. Salome and Lohengrin”, on the contrary, for the first time will show in Moscow, and then we’ll get to new York. These two operas are more difficult to understand, so the pre is designed for screenings in two seasons is Large.
Urin also announced the names of the Directors of the performances: this winner of the Tony award-winning American Michael Maier, the German Director Claus Guth and the English Phelim McDermott. But the casting of the singers, and the coordination of organizational and financial issues in full swing.
Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov
Urin stressed that “coproduction is extremely interesting in the creative work. But also incredibly complex: it is necessary to coordinate everything from decorations for two different scenes to the legal issues that our countries have dealt in different ways…” And Gelb said that he 12 years ago began to introduce on stage, Matt co-production: “to this it was believed that theaters, more honorable to show independent work, something of their own. And now every second our Prime Minister is collaborating with other Opera houses… This is a huge plus for the audience, which can in “his” theatre to see productions from other countries, for singers who can perform at various venues in familiar productions without spending a lot of time on “login” in the play, for the theater, who can combine their creative and financial resources”.
General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera Peter Gelb, the press attache of the Bolshoi theatre Katerina Novikova and Director General of Bolshoi theatre Vladimir urin
Photo: courtesy of the organizers of the event
Also Gelb confessed with a smile that unlike Urine, which is found with President Putin and tells him about the plans Large, he is not able “so to converse directly with Donald trump… the Us government is generally very far from the topic: Matt is almost entirely dependent on private sponsors. And from the American government, we have little money and little interest…”. But urin said that the rumors of exorbitant fees Opera stars when they perform at the most famous Opera houses, is greatly exaggerated: “It is worth the money, but not space. But speaking on the best stages of the world, the artists then have the opportunity to earn good money at his concerts…”.