Monday, June 18, 2018

Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre to host festival

The Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre will host a festival this week featuring eight productions by Russia's leading theaters.

The festival will also mark the first time Bavarian ballet dancers will perform in the ballet La Bayadère in the Urals region, The Voice of Russia reports.

Stars from the opera world will perform at the festival, including Yelena Pankratova, Ruben Amoretti and Badri Maysuradze, who will sing the lead roles in the opera "Tosca."

The closing gala will be held on October 13 and will feature top performers from Russia's major theaters, according to The Voice of Russia.

The Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of the oldest opera theaters in all of Russia. The company seeks to comprehend and incorporate the classical heritage in the context of changing cultural demands of the Russian society. The company's first ballet was performed in 1914, though the theater did not adopt its current name until 1931.