International Festival, named after the great impresario Sergei Diaghilev, will be held for the seventh time in Perm from May 25 to June 2, 2013. International Festival, named after the great impresario Sergei Diaghilev, will be held for the seventh time in Perm from May 25 to June 2, 2013: along with the artistic director, in the formation of music and theater program involving guest curators. The artists in residence current of Diaghilev Festival are pianist and composer Anton Batagov and radical Italian director, «violent theatrical innovator,» Romeo Castellucci.
Stars of ballet, opera, piano art and instrumental music appear on the stage under Diaghilev Festival 2013 in Perm. On the list of participants are Vladimir Martynov, Polina Osetinskaya, Ulfrid Schmidt, Julianna Avdeeva, Alexei Lyubimov, Alexei Goribol, Andrew Goodwin and others.
Among the most anticipated events of the coming festival are the ballet «Romeo and Juliet» with choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, which will be the performance of the festival. This will be the first performance of the McMillan canon ballet in Russia and the second after the Mariinsky Theatre, the reference to his choreography national ballet companies.
The festival is the world premiere of Russian composer Vladimir Nikolayev «Through the broken glass» performed by the orchestra Musits Aeterna led by conductor Theodore Currentzis. The interaction of the composer and conductor was successfully developed for several years; Currentzis already performed the first interpreter of new work of Nikolayev. Russian pianist Alexei Goribol and Australian tenor Andrew Goodwin, one of the most successful duos of contemporary concert scene will perform a special musical program «Tribute to Benjamin Britten,» dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the British composer.