People’s Artist of Russia Nikolay Kopylov celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday on 27 June. On the day before this milestone, he will take the stage for a performance of the opera Tosca, playing Baron Scarpia, one of his best-loved roles. On the eve of his performance, Kopylov discussed his views on life, his favourite roles and his faith in the new generation of singers.
Igor Polyakov is a young artist from St. Petersburg who works in the style of Russian art nouveau. To celebrate the Year of Literature, an exhibition of his work will open at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, in the Fireplace Hall of the Dress Circle, on 25 June. The heroes featured in Polyakov’s paintings are characters from the fairy tales of Alexander Pushkin, Pyotr Yershov, Hans Christian Andersen, and E. T. A. Hoffmann.
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