Russian White Nights: Opera Arias From 18th Century St. Petersburg
Vancouver Opera Festival and Early Music Vancouver are preparing to transport you back to the elegant era of 1700s St. Petersburg, when its lavish opera house showed off the then Russian capital’s cultural riches to the rest of Europe. In the concert, sparkling soprano Karina Gauvin (shown here) will perform little-known arias from the era. Under the baton of Alexander Weimann and accompanied by his celebrated Pacific Baroque Orchestra, she’ll show the work of forgotten composers who deserve a place in history—many of whom infused their baroque and classical creations with Russian flair.
Vancouver Opera and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra present Russian White Nights: Opera Arias From 18th Century St. Petersburg at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on May 6.
A Musical Tribute to Anna Akhmatova
The likes of Taverner and Prokofiev pay homage to the Russian poet.