It is no coincidence that International festival «Epiphany Week at Novaya Opera» in honor of great Russian conductor Evgeni Kolobov takes place during this Orthodox holiday: the maestro was born on January, 19 (Epiphany). «Epiphany Week at Novaya Opera «- is a celebration of music for those who know and remember Evgeni Kolobov. The festival takes place in the year of his 200th anniversary.
His works were highly valued Evgeni Kolobov who said: «Verdi is one of the most intriguing composers of the universe. Behind the apparent simplicity of his music lies inexhaustible emotional and semantic depth. Probably, that’s the secret of the whole classical heritage — whether Verdi, Michelangelo, Pushkin, Shakespeare …».
Festival «Epiphany Week» presents the work of Verdi in all its diversity. The festival magnificent » trilogy » Verdi-1850s, «Rigoletto», «Il Trovatore», «La Traviata».
Verdi’s early work is presented a performance of «Nabucco» and indeed rarely performed operas «Lombards in the First Crusade,» and «I due Foscari» in concert version. The culmination of the Festival and it will be a grand finale Synthesizing gala concert «Viva Verdi! «, It will cover all the heritage Giuseppe Verdi’s opera.