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.
Lithuanian-born Kostas Smoriginas is one of today’s most promising bass baritones. He made his Berliner Staatsoper debut as Escamillo in Carmen and has since performed that role with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle (recorded for EMI Classics), the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Santa Fe Music Festival, the Dresden Semperoper, and with the Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts. During the 2020-21 season he will notably return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and to the Bregenz Festival. He will perform with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Over the next few seasons, Smoriginas will make his debuts at the Opernhaus Zürich and the Theatre an der Wien. In 2019-20, Smoriginas was Scarpia in Tosca at the Rouen Opera, Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde at the Cologne Opera, as well as being invited to reprise this role with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andris Nelsons at the Carnegie Lobby. He made his debut at the Hanover Staatsoper as Richard Strauss’s Jochanaan in Salome. In 2018-19, he notably sang Escamillo in Carmen and Tomsky in The Queen of Spades for the Bolshoi Theatre. Recent successes include Escamillo in the production of Carmen by Barrie Kosky, Heerrufer in the new production of Lohengrin directed by David Alden, and Tchelakov in Boris Godunov, all three at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. At the Lausanne Opera, he performed the title role of Don Giovanni (2017).
A native of Belarus, Pavel Petrov is the winner of the 2018 Operalia First Prize and the Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer de la Zarzuela Prize. He is also a finalist in the Belvédère and Reine Sonja international music competitions. Petrov is currently a member of the Graz Opera ensemble, and he has performed the roles of Alfredo (La Traviata), Lensky (Eugène Onegin), Belfiore (Il Viaggio a Reims), Prunier (La Rondine), and Rodolfo (La Bohème). He will soon make his Wiener Staatsoper debut as Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni). He will also be Nadir in The Pearl Fishers at the Graz Opera House, and the Duke in Rigoletto at the Hong Kong Opera House. His overseas engagements include Pong (Turandot) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Alfredo (La Traviata) at the Verona Arena, Ferrando (Così Fan Tutte), Chaplitsky (The Queen of Spades). For his debut at the Salzburg Festival, he sang the roles of Alfredo and Lensky.