October 30, 2022 – 18:00 | Zaryadye Concert Hall
The Bolshoi Youth Program
Soloists: Elizaveta Narsia, soprano
Ulyana Biryukova, mezzo-soprano
David Posulikhin, tenor
Dmitry Cheblykov, baritone
Conductor – Alexei Vereshchagin
Ravel. Rhapsodie espagnole (Spanish Rhapsody)
Boulanger. Cantata “Faust et Helene"
Enescu. Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 11 No. 1
Debussy. Cantata “L'enfant prodigue” (The Prodigal Son)
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will be joined by artists of the Bolshoi Youth Program which is directed by the well-known vocal coach Dmitry Vdovin. The Program celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2019. The search and support for young talents have always been among the most important spheres of interests for Vladimir Spivakov and his collectives. Thus from its very first seasons the NPR started the collaboration with rising opera stars whose careers went on developing most intensively. This October the orchestra will continue this line: the NPR will share the stage with four bright young singers and conductor Alexei Vereshchagin.
Elizaveta Narsia is a graduate from the Russian Academy of Theater Arts GITIS (Dmitry Bertman's workshop). She made her debut in 2017 at the Helikon Opera (as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart). A year later at the same house she sang Varvara Suzonova in the world premiere of the opera The Marriage of Figarenko by Tariverdiev. Ulyana Biryukova is also an alumna of the Russian Academy of Theater Arts, a student of Tamara Sinyavskaya. She had been a star of the Helikon Opera and in 2019 debuted at the B.A. Pokrovsky Chamber Stage of the Bolshoi singing the eponymous part in Offenbach's La Périchole (the premiere). David Posulikhin graduated from the Russian Academy of Theater Arts GITIS (Dmitry Bertman's workshop) and became a guest artist of the Helikon Opera. Dmitry Cheblykov, after completing his studies at the Moscow Conservatory (Anatoly Loshak's class), took part in the world premiere of A.Chaikovsky's opera The King of Chess (Doctor). He has sung Lord Sidney in Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro and Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen at the Norway National Opera.
Alexei Vereshchagin is a graduate from the Moscow Conservatory (a student of Boris Tevlin and Igor Dronov) and a former member of the NPR's conductor-training group. Since 2009 he had been the choir master and then the conductor at the A.B.Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater (at present the Bolshoi Chamber Stage). In 2020 he debuted at the New Stage of the Bolshoi with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and took part as Tugan Sokhiev's assistant in the productions of R.Strauss's Salome and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Mazepa at the Historical Stage.