«Gorky in Italy»

September 17, 2022 – 13:00 | The Gorky Park – open air
«Gorky in Italy»
Soloist – Anna Aglatova, soprano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov

On September 17, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will give an open air concert on the main stage of the Gorky Park in Moscow within the frames of the “Gorky in the Gorky Park” Festival sponsored by the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow. The artistic director of the Festival is Evgeny Mironov, a People's Artist of Russia.

The “Holy Rus’ ” Album on Digital Platforms

For the Easter Holiday the NPR and Vladimir Spivakov have prepared a gift for music lovers: there has appeared on digital platforms the first of the series of the Russian music albums recorded to the 15th anniversary of the Orchestra at the Moscow Performing Arts Center in the 2015-2016 season - Holy Rus' . The recording was traditionally made with the assistance of the German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel and his b-sharp Studio.

The "Holy Rus’ " album includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff ("We praise Thee" from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, "The Bells" Poem on the text by Edgar Poe in the Russian translation of Konstantin Balmont) and Sergei Taneev (Cantata "St. John of Damascus" on the verses by Alexey K. Tolstoy), sung by Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Dmitry Korchak (tenor), Vasily Ladyuk (baritone), the Academic Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing" and the Choir of the V. Popov Academy of Choral Arts. Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov.

Opera Gala with Vasily Ladyuk

April 8, 2022| Zaryadye Concert Hall
Soloist – Vasily ladyuk, baritone
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rossini. Overture to the opera “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
Rossini. Figaro's Cavatina from the opera “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
Donizetti. Malatesta's Cavatina from the opera “Don Pasquale”
Bellini. Overture to the opera “Norma”
Donizetti. King Alfonso's aria from the opera “La favorita”
Verdi. Germont's aria from the opera “La Traviata”
Verdi. Overture to the opera “I vespri siciliani”
Verdi. Aria of the Count di Luna from the opera “Il Trovatore”
Tchaikovsky. Polonaise from the opera “Eugene Onegin”
Tchaikovsky. Eletsky's aria from the opera “The Queen of Spades”
Tchaikovsky. Robert's aria from the opera “Iolanta”
Bizet. Introduction to the opera “Carmen”
Bizet. Toreador Song from the opera “Carmen”



The 5th Edition of the All-Russia Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites” in Ufa

On November 27-29, 2021, Ufa will host the 5th edition of the All-Russia Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites”, the three nights of which will take place in the Bashkortostan State Concert Hall. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, along with the maestro, will be traditionally the main performer in the programs and play symphonic masterpieces by Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms, Lyadov, Mussorgsky and Shostakovich under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov (see Events). They will be joined by bright young soloists who have gained fame both in Russia and abroad.


The “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival in Omsk and Perm

As usual, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will complete its 2020/2021 season touring Russia and giving eight concerts as part of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” Festival in Omsk (June 2-4) and Perm (June 6-10). The performances will feature musical masterpieces of various genres and epochs: from dance miniatures to a Requiem mass, from Viennese classics to modern film scores. This year the Festival will present several topical programs, including two monograph concerts dedicated to Mozart and Beethoven as well as a program made only of waltzes of all kinds (see Events).


Placido Domingo Will Perform with the NPR at the Cherry Forest Festival

May 31, 2021 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
21th Edition of the Cherry Forest Open Art Festival
Oleg Yankovsky “Creative Discovery” Award
Soloists: Aida Garifullina, soprano
Dmitry Korchak, tenor
Placido Domingo, tenor/baritone
Vasily Ladyuk, baritone
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Denis Matsuev, piano
Conductors – Vladimir Spivakov, Placido Domingo
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini and others

The NPR records new CDs

Having closed the concert season, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia is returning to the recording studio. From June 16th to June 22th, Vladimir Spivakov will record with his orchestra the First Symphony by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Requiem by Karl Jenkins, as well as complete the work on the album “Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities” with baritone Vasily Ladyuk. Records will be released under the Maestro's own label – Spivakov Sound.


Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities: A Tribute to Dmitry Hvorostovsky

February, 2019 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire
Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities
To the memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky
Soloist – Vassily Ladyuk, baritone
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov


The Moscow premiere of the "Bel Canto Treasures and Rarities" program, dedicated to the memory of the outstanding Russian singer Dmitry Hvorostovsky, will take place at the Great Hall of the Conservatoire on February 20. The star of the concert will be Vassily Ladyuk, a fine baritone, soloist of the E.V. Kolobov "Novaya Opera” Theatre, guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theater and one of the closest artistic partners of Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR.

L’âme russe déferle sur l’Alsace: Eugène Onéguine (extraits) – Colmar

L’art lyrique est peu représenté au Festival international de Colmar et c’est une version intrigante d’Eugène Onéguine, car tronquée, qui était présentée hier soir : une récitante narrait l’intrigue entre chaque moment clé de l’oeuvre – comprendre entre les grands airs et les grands passages symphoniques* – en version de concert au cœur de l’Eglise Saint-Matthieu par l’Orchestre Philharmonique national de Russie, sous la direction de Vladimir Spivakov.


Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR have started the new recordings

On June 15, 2018, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia has started another series of recordings. Vladimir Spivakov is resuming his  recordings of  preeminent works of Russian music: within eight days there will be captured his interpretations of Scriabin's Le Poème de l'extase, the Suite from Stravinsky's Le baiser de la fée, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade Symphonic Suite. They all will be released under the Maestro's own label Spivakov Sound.

In addition, a separate album will present the NPR's new program titled Treasures and Rarities of Bel Canto, first rendered on June 8 at the “Vladimir Spivakov invites ...” Festival Edition in Perm and dedicated to the memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky. Baritone Vasily Ladyuk, the soloist of the Kolobov “Novaya Opera” Theatre, the NPR's soloists Kirill Soldatov (trumpet) and Andrey Mikhailovsky (clarinet) took part in it. The program includes overtures and arias from operas by Bellini (NormaI Puritani, Il Pirata), Donizetti (Dom Sébastien, Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor, L'elisir d'amore, La favorita, Il duca d'Alba) and Rossini (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Guillaume Tell ), as well as the virtuoso concert variations by Arban and Bassi on  themes from popular operas.

As before the recording is made with the participation of German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel, a Grammy and ECHO award winner, a permanent partner of such recorded music companies as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony Music and Onyx. In 2015-2017 Nedel and his b-sharp company took part in the NPR's release of an Edvard Grieg music album titled A Wounded Heart (Sony Music) (it can be heard in the “Audio Section”), as well as in the recordings of the Holy Russia album (Spivakov Sound), some works by Russian and European classics and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin opera.