Pavel Petrov and Kostas Smoriginas will perform a selection of Russian arias and melodies.
Both from the cancelled production of Eugene Onegin, this duo will take us on a journey through 19th century musical Russia, with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s opera and melodies by Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Kabalevsky among others.
Young and brilliant Belarusian tenor, Pavel Petrov, who was to play the role of Lensky, will sing alongside Kostas Smoriginas, our Onegin, an exceptional Lithuanian bass who already performed Don Giovanni 3 years ago on our stage.
For reasons beyond our control, the concert is cancelled. Our ticket office is at your disposal for the refund of tickets.
Kostas Smoriginas is one of the most promising bass baritones of his generation. He made his debut as Escamillo (Carmen) at the Deutsche Staatsoper and has since performed the role at Covent Garden, Santa Fe, Dresden, Salzburg, Beijing, as well as with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle (recorded by EMI Classics). More recently, he sang Jochanaan (Salome) and Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) in Cologne and Scarpia (Tosca) in Rouen. He also performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andris Nelson at Carnegie Hall. In the pipeline: Escamillo in Cologne and Jochanaan in Hanover.
At the Opéra de Lausanne: the title role in Don Giovanni (2017).
Belarusian tenor Pavel Petrov is the 1st Prize winner in 2018 and the Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer de Zarzuela Prize in the Operalia Competition. He is also a finalist in the Belvedere and Queen Sofia international competitions. He is currently a member of the ensemble of the Graz Opera, with whom he performs many roles such as Alfredo (La Traviata), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims), Prunier (La rondine), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Nadir (The Pearl Fishermen) and Rodolfo (La bohème). Other engagements include Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) at the Vienna Staatsoper, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) in Chicago, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) in Klagenfurt and Il Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto) in Hong Kong. In Moscow, he is Alfredo (La Traviata) in an exceptional concert with the Russian National Symphony Orchestra alongside Asmik Grigorian.