The Bolshoi gala concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the War of 1812

The conductor Vasily Sinaisky gives final instructions to the musicians: withstand such a pathetic amount of music even sophisticated ear not just.

The Bolshoi gives concerts devoted to the war 1812 more than once. This evening  only Russian music is played. The hour marathon begins with overture to Glinka’s opera «Ruslan and Lyudmila».

Warrior arioso from cantata «Moscow» is in the repertoire of Svetlana Shilova since student years. But Venera Gimadieva started with a white sheet. After receiving the score Golovanov «We praise Thee,» the singer jumped into the Internet. She did not find any links even on the ubiquitous Youtube. She had to rely on intuition.

Kutuzov in the first on the list of heroes. This aria from Prokofiev’s «War and Peace» Mikhail Kazakov this year’s record number of times singing.

Culture Minister Vladimir Medina is sure that the bicentennial celebration of victory in the war with Napoleon, is not finished. In the future — reconstruction, production of films and books will continue this topic/

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