V.I. SAFONOV ACADEMIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin is the pride of Russian opera art. The stage images created by him are unique, and they still have no equal: The Miller in The Mermaid by A.Dargomyzhsky, Boris Godunov and the monk Varlaam in Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky, Ivan Susanin in the opera in the opera of the same name by M. Glinka, the images of Mephistopheles in the operas "Mephistopheles" by A.Boito and "Faust" by S.Gounod, Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville by J. Rossini and many others. "... a miracle artist, with a truly fabulous talent, unforgettable... He will be a legend for future generations," his friend, the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, said about him.
Within the framework of the Basy-Chaliapin-Gala festival, a concert program of the Academic Symphony Concert will be held under the baton of conductor Alim Shakhmametyev, in which the brightest pages of the opera genre will be performed by Honored Artist of Russia, soloist of the Novaya Opera Theater Vladimir Kudashev, and People's Artist of Georgia, soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Otar Kunchulia, laureate of international competitions, soloist of opera theaters in Germany and Austria Igor Storozhenko and soloist of the Novaya Opera Theater and the State Bolshoi Theater of Russia Andrey Fetisov!
Honored Artist of Russia and the Republic of Tatarstan, soloist of the Novaya Opera Theater - Vladimir Kudashev (bass)
People's Artist of the Republic of Georgia, soloist of the State Bolshoi Theater of Russia - Otar Kunchulia (bass)
Laureate of international competitions, soloist of opera theaters in Germany and Austria - Igor Storozhenko (bass)
Soloist of the Novaya Opera Theatre, soloist of the State Bolshoi Theatre of Russia - Andrey Fetisov (bass)
Conductor – Alim Shakhmametyev