Musical Theater, Petrozavodsk: address, repertoire. Musical Theater of the Republic of Karelia
Whatever criticism may sound against the USSR, no one can deny a huge breakthrough in the sphere of culture and education, as well as the development of national art. An example is the Musical Theater of the Republic of Karelia (MTRK).
The Musical Theater (Petrozavodsk) was organized in 1955. It occupies a beautiful and majestic building designed by architect S. Brodsky, with a pediment and friezes decorated with works of the famous sculptor S. Konenkov.
The grand opening of the theater, which took place on November 5, was marked by the premiere of the operetta "The Free Wind" by I. Dunaevsky. It was presented by members of the musical troupe, which was formed from graduates of the Moscow GITIS, who came to Petrozavodsk at the invitation of the first theater director S.P. Zvedny.As for the choir and the orchestra, it was based on young musicians who graduated from the Petrozavodsk music college.
A bit of history
For 50 years, the Musical Theater of the Republic of Karelia has presented to the viewer performances of all genres, from classical to modern operetta. He introduced the audience with musical comedies, musicals, operas and ballets. In addition, on his stage premieres of many works by composers of Karelia were held. In particular, in 1959 the ballet "Sampo" was staged at the theater. 28 years later, this first Karelian piece in this genre was highly praised by leading Russian experts, and its creators G. Sinisalo and choreographer I. Smirnov, as well as the dancers and dancers of the main parts received the State Prize of Russia named after M.I. Glinka.
After a short period of decline in the late 90s, associated with the consequences of the collapse of the USSR, the Musical Theater of the Republic of Karelia has entered a new phase of development. It began with a major renovation of the building, which acquired a new, modern technical "stuffing".
In parallel with this, work was carried out to attract young actors, musicians and dancers to complete the choir, orchestra, as well as the vocal and ballet troupes of the Petrozavodsk Theater.
At the moment, the Musical Theater (Petrozavodsk) is the largest stage venue of the republic and is equipped with the latest equipment.
Up to 607 spectators can watch performances at the same time. As for the collective, it consists of singers, ballet dancers, accompanists and other creative workers, as well as technical staff and employs about 300 people.
The management of the theater includes:
- artistic director Yu. Aleksandrov, people's artist of Russia;
- artistic director of the ballet K. Simonov;
- Principal Chorus Master A. Zorin;
- chief conductor of the theater M. Sinkevich.
The head of the Musical Theater (Petrozavodsk) is the Honored Worker of Culture of Karelia E. Larionova.
Today the Musical Theater (Petrozavodsk) presents to the audience large-scale and colorful performances. First of all, these are the operas Carmen by Georges Bizet, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Madame Butterfly by G. Puccini, The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini, and The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart and
In addition, the repertoire of the Musical Theater (Petrozavodsk) includes the famous ballets “Romeo and Juliet” and “Cinderella” by Sergei Prokofiev,“Anna Karenina” by Rodion Shchedrin, “Don Quixote” by Ludwig Minkus, “Corsair” and “Giselle” by A. Adan, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn, etc. The Nutcracker and the Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky are extremely popular ,
MTRK also pleases fans of such a popular genre as operetta. The poster of the Musical Theater of Petrozavodsk from time to time reports about the productions of famous works by I. Kalman and I. Strauss. In particular, the viewer can see "Silva" and "Bat".
All the listed performances are among the best examples of performing arts that glorified the city of Petrozavodsk.
Musical theater: children's performances
Everyone knows the important role of classical music in shaping good taste and correct aesthetic perception among the younger generation of Russians. For this purpose, the Musical Theater of the Republic of Karelia presents a special program for young spectators. Within its walls, boys and girls can join the beautiful, having visited the opera-musical “Black Chicken” by Roman Lvovich or by looking and listening to the fairy tale by A. Salo “Beauty Nasto”.
The playbill of the Musical Theater (Petrozavodsk) has more than one year been inviting young viewers to the production of The Nutcracker to the music of P. Tchaikovsky K. Simonov.He was among the best performances of Russia for a children's audience of the 2009-2010 season and was included in the program of the national festival "Harlequin".
The Musical Theater (Petrozavodsk, address: 4, Kirov Square) is a regular participant in various festivals held in our country. Over the years, he performed at stage shows in the capital, St. Petersburg, Norilsk, Yekaterinburg, Murmansk, Saratov, and other cities of the Russian Federation. Lovers of the musical art of Finland, Norway, Germany and Sweden also applauded his artists.
In 2010, the ballet master of the ballet "The Nutcracker" and the ballet lead singer MTRK V. Varnava received the prestigious national theatrical prize "Harlequin".
The staging of the ballet Cinderella by S. Prokofiev, which premiered in 2013, was another big victory for the theater. The performance was nominated for the Russian Golden Mask Award in 7 nominations.
More recently, in 2016, the Petrozavodsk Musical Theater was honored to open the first All-Russian festival “See Music”. The opera "The Magic Flute" was chosen for the show.
The already-mentioned opera-musical “The Black Chicken” by R. Lvovich was also highly praised by the professional music community. This performance was included in the program of the Harlequin and Golden Mask festivals of the 2010-11 season. It was created in the framework of the competition of theater projects for the younger generation in the operetta and musical genre, organized by the Union of Theater Workers of the Russian Federation.
The ballet troupe of the Musical Theater of Petrozavodsk is one of the most youthful in our country. It includes graduates of the Academy of Russian Ballet, as well as dance schools of Perm and Ulan-Ude. In addition, along with Russian dancers, the troupe includes artists from Japan and Armenia who moved or regularly come to Petrozavodsk.
Musical theater, ticket office is located at pl. Kirov, 4, offers performances in various dance genres: from classical to modern.
Due to the high professional level of the dancers, the ballet troupe MTRK participates in prestigious international festivals. It includes: I. Azanov, Victor Andronov, Nadezhda Antsigina, Oyuna Aysueva, M. Araki, Y. Vinogradova, A.Baranov, Natalia Galsanova, D.-D. Garmaev, Evgeny Egorov, E. Demidov, A. Volgina, L. Dorzhieva, A. Zaritsky, M. Zabolotnaya, Yuka Izumi, Lyubov Zemlyanskaya, Miki Kawahara, A. Ivanov, H. Kojima, P. Kudrevatykh, T. Kondo, A. Kuzmich, A. Mukhortikova and others.
The Petrozavodsk audience also has the opportunity to see guest soloists Elena Chursina and Alexei Mikheev on the stage of the Musical Theater.
If we talk about the MTRK opera troupe, then it includes honored and folk artists of Karelia, winners and diploma holders of prestigious domestic and international competitions and very young, novice artists.
All of them are attracted by the possibility of cooperation with the outstanding Russian opera director Yu. I. Alexandrov.
The opera troupe of the theater includes:
- soprano singer A. Averina, N.A. Boldyreva, M. Zharkevich, N. Landovsky, A. Lukanova, O. Maslova, E. Mullina, E. Polienko.
- mezzo-soprano E. Gudkova, J. Zapolskaya and M. Chemduzh;
- the tenor singers C. Kadyrov, P. Polyaninov, I. Podoinikov and A. Strelkov;
- the baritones I. Makarov, P. Nazarov, V. Terentyev and V. Khavrenok;
- bass singers A. Blakhovsky, A. Vatolkin and V. Mokin.
A few rules for visiting the theater
In order for both you and other viewers to enjoy visiting the MTRK, you should:
- occupy only the seat whose number is indicated in the ticket;
- after the 3rd call to disable the mobile phone, so as not to disturb other viewers;
- do not come to the play while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs;
- do not move around the auditorium of the theater during the performance;
- in case of delay, contact the administrator for help and take the place indicated by him on the tier to be able to see the first act, and after the intermission transfer to the place indicated in the ticket;
- Do not smoke while in the premises of the MTRK;
- keep a number issued when the outer clothing is handed over to the cloakroom, since if it is lost, you will have to pay its cost;
- not to videotape performances or audio recordings of them in order not to violate the copyrights of the creators of productions;
- to bring a child under 5 to the evening performance, so as not to interfere with the actors and other spectators;
- bring food and drink into the auditorium.
Now you know where you should go during your trip to Petrozavodsk. Musical Theatre,tickets of which at the box office can be bought from 11:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 18:00 on holidays, waiting for all lovers of opera, ballet and operetta and constantly preparing for them pleasant surprises in the form of colorful productions of the best works of domestic and foreign composers.