Helikon-Opera is celebrating its 18th anniversary


Helikon opera is celebrating its 18th anniversary

On the 10th of April Helikon-Opera presented a concert of artists of the orchestra, devoted to the 18th anniversary of the theatre. Soloists of the theatre - People's Artist of Russia Natalia Zagorinskaya, Honoured Artists of Russia Alisa Gitsba and Elena Ionova, Maria Lobasheva, Elena Semenova, Ekaterina Trebeleva, Honoured Artist of Russia Nikolay Dorozhkin and Mikhail Verbitsky took part in the event. The presenter was Alexander Borodovsky, the director of the concert. Conductor - People's Artist of Russia, laureate of State USSR Prize professor Eugeniy Brazhnik.

Harro van Graafeiland, director-general of TNT Express company, a friend and a sponsor of the theatre, came to congratulate the theatre.Harro van Graafeiland read a verse, specially composed for the theatre's birthday. He also presented us with the oranges basketful.

The first part of the concert consisted of four fragments of Vagner's operas, performed by orchestra artists. By these works theatre made a creative request for the future, after all Helikon peope believe that on a new stage of reconstructed Nikitskaya building theatre will be able to realise more monumental productions. In the second part there were excerpts from operas by G. Puccini, P. Mascagni, J. Massenet. All soloists brilliantly performed their parts. Ovations followed the concert.

Harro van Graafeiland and Alexander Borodovsky

Orange gifts from TNT

Orchestra artists

Elena Semenova and Eugene Brazhnik

Mikhail Verbitsky

Elena Ionova



Natalia Zagorinskaya

Nikolay Dorozhkin and Maria Lobasheva

Ekaterina Trebeleva

Alisa Gitsba, Evgeniy Brazhnik and artists of the orchestra


Photos by Svetlana Gorodova
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