Saturday, 22 May 2010

Russia-France 2010 gains momentum

The Bolshoi Theatre will be co-producing Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” in collaboration with the Aix-en-Provence festival (France), Teatro Real Madrid (Spain) and Canadian Opera Theatre (Toronto).

The producer is to be Dmitry Chernyakov, already an established figure in Russian theatre circles despite his young age.

The opera will be premiered in France at the Aix-en-Provence festival from June 1-20 and will then be brought to Moscow. The Moscow premier is to take place on Oct. 29 and it will remain in the Bolshoi theatre’s repertoire until February 2013, after which the sets will travel to Madrid, then Toronto.