The first performance was visited by Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow, Alexander Kibovsky, Head of "Uralsib" Financial Corporation Nikolai Tsvetkov, Chairman of the META Foundation Fund Valentina Sigayova and other important guests.
The memorial evening was devoted to the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, this event concluded the "Week of Memory" - a series of commemorative and educational events organized by the Government of Moscow, the Russian Jewish Congress and the center of the "Holocaust".
On January 27 in the context of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust the memorial evening will be held in "Helikon-Opera". On this day in 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp - one of the largest of the death camps of Nazi Germany, which was located in nowadays Poland. The evening will feature songs "From Jewish Folk Poetry" by Shostakovich, Hostias and Sanctus from Mozart's Requiem, fragments of the Hymn of Nations cantata and Hebrew Slaves Choir from the "Nabucco" by G. Verdi.
On the 19th of January famous pianist Andrey Korobeynikov performed "The Unheard Classics" program in Big Stravinsky hall of Helikon-opera.
Performances will be held from 2nd to 7th of February, 2016 in the Great hall of the "Stravinsky". "Tsarina" is a bright and entertaining show for a family viewing, based on the contemporary music and literary material. This opera which is about the fate of the greatest Russian Empress Catherine the Great has been written by the composer of our time David Tukhmanov in collaboration with the librettists Yuri Riashentsev and Galina Polidi.
On the 19th of January, 2016 a pianist Andrey Korobeinikov presents his program "The Unheard Classics"on the stage of Stravinsky hall of Helikon-Opera