Russian National Orchestra
October 3, 2017

Ninth Grand Festival Draws to a Close

The final concert of the ninth RNO Grand Festival took place on October 2 and featured a performance of Dargomyzhsky’s opera Rusalka, as interpreted by the festival’s Artistic Director Mikhail Pletnev.

singers

Written in 1855, the opera was based on the tragedy of the same name alluded to in a poem by Pushkin. Dargomyzhsky adapted Pushkin’s poem into a libretto and completed the story of the mermaid Rusalka (which Pushkin had not).

Mikhail Pletnev
Mikhail Pletnev

The opera was conducted by Pletnev in a concert performance and included the Moscow Synodal Choir, as well as the soloists Zarina Abaeva, Pyotr Migunov, Boris Rudak, Polina Shamayeva, Yana Besyadynskaya, and Nikita Tursky.

Moscow Synodal Choir
Moscow Synodal Choir
Mikhail Pletnev and artists
Mikhail Pletnev and soloists

 

Photo credit: by Irina Shymchak.