World Opera Stars in SiguldaFrom 29 to 31 July the XIX International Opera Music Festival will be held in Sigulda, which will bring together numerous Europe and worldwide famous opera artists. The Festival is organized with support and cooperation with Rietumu Bank.
Unlike previous years, this time Sigulda Festival will become a really large-scale event. Residents and the guests of Latvia will have a change to see and listen to opera stars whose masterly skills and talent is admired in Milano, New-York, Vienna, London, Paris, Saint-Petersburg…
The solists of the Sigulda Festival perform leading roles in La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, Paris Opera, the Mariinsky Theatre and other world-class opera stages.
As a central event of the Festival there will be a production of the opera Eugene Onegin by P I Tchaikovsky, which is specially designed for the Sigulda Festival by an outstanding Russian opera stage director, Yuri Alexandrov.
The aria of Tatyana will be performed by Maija Kovalevska (Latvia, soprano), Olga – by Maria Gortsevskaya (Russia, mezzo-soprano), Onegin – by Nathan Gunn (USA, baritone), Lensky – by Evgeny Akimov (Russia, tenor). The artistic director and set designer is the Honoured Artist of Russia and the chief set designer for the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg Vyacheslav Okunev.
Also in the program a Gala concert featuring Pavol Breslik (Slovakia, tenor), Maria Gortsevskaya, Evgevy Akimov and other famous opera artists. Director – Vladimir Qirajiev (Austria).
The special charm of the event is created by the fact that opera productions and concerts will be held on the open-air stage that is situated in the middle of the well-preserved medieval architecture monuments and spectacular natural landscape.
The tickets to the Festival can be obtained on www.bilesuparadize.lv. For that you need to register on the website and choose in the list of events “Siguldas opermūzikas svētki JEVĢENIJS OŅEGINS” (for tickets to the opera production) or “Siguldas opermūzikas svētki GALĀ KONCERTS” (for tickets to the Gala concert).
The price of the tickets – from 10 to 30 lats (from 15 to 43 euro).