2 parts by 50 minutes
“Access Code: Baroque”
Anastasia Belukova, soprano
Mikhail Shirochenko, countertenor
Baroque Consort Tempo Restauro
Art director – Maria Maksimchuk
Anastasia Belukova joined the Novaya Opera in 2005. She is a guest soloist of the Helikon-Opera. Her repertoire comprises Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lyudmila in Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila, Arminda in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, the First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Olympia in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, to mention but a few. Anastasia Belukova has performed with prominent conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnyov, Eri Klas, and Vladimir Ponkin. In 2011 the singer gave a recital in Reykjavík and a concert in Perm during the Vladimir Spivakov Invites festival. She sang the soprano part in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig at the Moscow International House of Music.
Mikhail Shirochenko was born in the city of Langepas, where he received his primary education from excellent teachers in the violin and accordion classes. He continued his studies in the class of academic vocals at the Khanty-Mansiysk Center for the Arts for Gifted Children of the North. After graduating from college, he entered the Novosibirsk Conservatory named after M.I. Glinka. Under the guidance of Dmitry Vdovin, director and founder of the youth opera program of the Bolshoi Theater, Mikhail received excellent professional training for an international career from the best coaches and teachers of our time. He performed with the Pavel Kogan Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center.
Baroque Consort Tempo Restauro led by Maria Maksimchuk is a unique Russian group that brings together leading soloists from Moscow opera houses and virtuoso instrumentalists. The basis of the repertoire is the music of the 16th-18th centuries.