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 debut at the Berliner Staatsoper as Escamillo (Carmen) and has since performed the role with the Berlin Philharmonic 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 National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Recent successes include debuts at the Opernhaus Zurich and Theater an der Wien, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at the Cologne Opera and with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons at Carnegie Hall, Escamillo in Barrie Kosky’s production and Kasper Holten’s new production at the Bregenz Festival, Heerrufer in David Alden’s new Lohengrin and Tchelakov in a new production of Boris Godunov – all three at Covent Garden -, Figaro in Dresden, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro in Malmö, the title roles of Aleko and the Demon at La Monnaie, and his debut as the High Priest in Samson et Dalila in Vilnius.
At the Opéra de Lausanne: Don Giovanni (2017).
Belarusian tenor Pavel Petrov is the winner of the First Prize and the Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela of Operalia 2018. He is also a finalist in the Belvedere and Queen Sonja International Music Competitions. He will soon appear as Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) at the Wiener Staatsoper, the Opéra de Paris, and the opera houses in Lausanne and Graz. Past engagements include debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper in the roles of Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore); and Tamino, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) at the Opéra de Paris and Opernhaus Graz; Lensky (Eugene Onegin) at Klagenfurt and Lausanne; the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) at the Hong Kong Opera and the Bregenzer Festspiele; Alfredo (La traviata) at the Savolinna Festival, Pong (Turandot) for his Covent Garden debut; Alfredo for his debut at the Arena di Verona; Ferrando (Così fan tutte) for Opera Australia; Tchaplitski (La dame de pique) for his debut at the Salzburg Festival; Alfredo and Lensky at the Bucharest National Opera; and Alfredo at the Michel Theatre in St. Petersburg. As a member of the Graz Opera Ensemble, he has performed the roles of Alfredo, Lensky, Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims), Prunier (La Rondine) and Rodolfo (La bohème).
At the Opéra de Lausanne: Eugene Onegin (2022).