In the history of the world only a few operas have become «Opera-symbols»: they rose, going to fight for the «just cause» of national art. For Russia, this «symbol» was «Life for the Tsar» by Glinka, for Germany — «Der Freischütz» by Carl Maria von Weber. At the center of the opera there is a simple German hunter hat with a feather, a good old German custom, People’s fears and virtues.
In St. Petersburg «Freischütz» came in 1824. This year’s Opera Weber returned to St. Petersburg.
Artists — The State Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg and State Concert Choir of St. Petersburg (artistic director — Nikolai Kornev), Conductor — People’s Artist of Russia Sergei Stadler. Soloists: Mariinsky Theatre soloist Ekaterina Shimanovich, winners of international competitions Vladimir Tselebrovsky, Sophia Nekrasov, Vladimir Dmitruk, Michael Troyan, Alexander Roslovets, Stanislav Sergeev, Sergei Nikulshin. The concert begins at 7 pm.
The Second International Festival «Petersburg — Berlin. Time of the capitals «was dedicated to cross year Russia — Germany and is included in the list of official events for its observance. Artistic director of the festival is People’s Artist of Russia Sergei Stadler. The main idea of the festival — to show German-Russian cross-cultural communication.