In August, the Sochi Olympic Park will host the open-air festival «Sea Symphony»

In August, the Sochi Olympic Park will host the open-air festival «Sea Symphony»: Photo

Illustration: a painting by Fabiocipolla (Italian,1852-1935).

The festival of classical music «Sea Symphony» will take place from August 3 to 11 on the central square of the Olympic Park Medals plaza. All concerts within the framework of the Festival will be accompanied by the Sochi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anton Lubchenko. The festival will become a real cultural bridge that connects and integrates the southern capital into international cultural life. The author of the project and the director was the artistic director of the Talent and Success Foundation, Hans-Joachim Fry, president of the annual Dresden Opera Ball.

August 3 and 4 at 20:00 h

Soloists of opera houses in Europe and Russia will present a concert performance of the legendary Italian opera «Rural Honor» by Pietro Mascagni. The real passions of the Sicilian village of the end of the XIX century will be transferred to the Black Sea coast: love and jealousy, intrigue and betrayal, high emotional intensity, soulful music and a twisted plot. In an opera lasting 80 minutes, the composer conveyed all the facets and shades that Italian music is famous for all over the world. The famous Italian work will be presented: soprano, soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Musical Theater Elena Bezgodkova; Mexican tenor Rodrigo Porras Garulo, soloist of the Baden State Theater in Karlsruhe (Germany); baritone, soloist of the Bolshoi Opera Group Boris Statsenko, as well as one of the best choral collectives of Moscow – the Academic Choir of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Academic Choir of the Interschool Aesthetic Center (Krasnodar).

August 10 and 11 at 20:00 h

The unique program of the Gala concert will feature the stars of the world stage: pianist Ekaterina Mechetina, soloist of the Semperopera Theater (Dresden) and the Bolshoi Theater

Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva. The concert program includes only those compositions that can rightfully be called classic hits. Ekaterina Mechetina, who was long-awaited in Sochi, agreed to interrupt her vacation in order to perform the brilliant masterpieces of Sergei Rachmaninoff in the Olympic Park, and the famous soprano Venera Gimadieva will perform the best arias from her favorite operas.

Tickets can be purchased at the reception points of the quarters of the city-hotel «Barkhatnye sezony», to clarify details by phone +7 (862) 245-49-49.