Eurasia Festival: Opening Night Gala
EURASIA FESTIVAL 2019 OPENS WITH A RUSSIAN OPERA GALA
New York City's Eurasia Festival begins 2019 Season with its first Opera Institute. From January 13th through the 20th in Marc A. Scorca Hall at Manhattans National Opera Center, the Festival will present three gala concerts of operatic treasures from Russia and other Eurasian regions.
The roster of distinguished performing artists for these events will include Metropolitan Opera bass, Mikhail Svetlov and rising soprano star, Inna Dukach, along with celebrated pianists Vera Danchenko-Stern and Aza Sydykov.
Tickets for the Eurasia Festival Opera Institute concerts are available starting December 20th at www.eurasiafestival.org.
The events will include performances by gifted young artists from around the globe who were selected to take part in the Opera Institutes very first season. This innovative educational and performance program offers singers of all nationalities a unique opportunity to discover and explore the rich operatic and art song heritage of Russia and other Eurasian countries.
"This isnt just another opera workshop for students, explains festival director, Aza Sydykov. Its an intensive study program where the students are prepared to become professional musicians. In addition to daily coachings or master classes, and Russian diction training, they attend seminars in specific aspects of building a musical career, they are featured in personalized video interviews which they can use to promote themselves, given a complimentary headshot session, and are featured as Eurasia Festival artists in multiple performances alongside other seasoned performers."
The opening concert of the Eurasia Festival Opera Institute is slated for Sunday evening, January 13th at 7:30 PM. It will feature Miss Dukach and Mr. Svetlov performing arias and songs by Mussorgsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The singers will be accompanied by Miss Danchenko-Stern and Mr. Sydykov.
The following two evenings - Friday, January 18th and Sunday, the 20th, also beginning at 7:30 PM - will feature students of the Opera Institute, performing arias, opera ensembles and art songs by Russian and Eurasian composers.
In addition to the concerts of Opera Institute, the Eurasia Festival will offer numerous educational and community outreach activities during the winter and summer months of 2019. These activities will include internationally acclaimed performing artists providing innovative educational concerts and master classes of both classical and folk music performance skills.
The Eurasia Festival is a sponsored project of Kyrgyz American Foundation with the mission to preserve the rich multicultural heritage of the Eurasian region and to keep it alive in the hearts and minds of the numerous Eurasian communities in this country. At the same time, the Foundation seeks to introduce Eurasian culture and music to Americas general public. Its ultimate aim is to promote international understanding and goodwill through cultural exchange.
Marc A, Scorca Hall at National Opera Center (View)
330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor (between 28th and 29th Streets)
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