Running time:
1 part by 30 minutes, 2 part by 40 minutes


“Egmont”, music for the play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For soprano and orchestra, op. 84

“Francesca da Rimini”, op. 32 a
“Capriccio Italien” for orchestra, Op. 45

5 March 2020 Thursday 19.00 Grand hall
19.00 Grand hall

Festival “Bethoveen and Tchaikovsky”.
Dante and Goethe

Anastasiya Belukova, soprano
Alla Demidova, narrator

Alla Demidova is a legendary Russian actress. She is internationally acclaimed for the tragic parts in innovative plays staged by Yuri Lyubimov in the Taganka Theatre. She was awarded the USSR State Prize (1977) and the Order of Merit for the Fatherland (twice, 2007, 2001).

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia (NPR) was founded in January 2003 by the Ministry of Culture according to the special instruction of President Putin. The Orchestra united top orchestra musicians and gifted youth. During the 13 years of its activities, the NPR has succeeded in becoming one of the best symphonic orchestras of Russia and in gaining admiration from the audience and recognition from the professionals. Vladimir Spivakov, a world-known violinist and conductor, is the head of the Orchestra.

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia has been collaborating prominent conductors such as Michel Plasson, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Krzysztof Penderecki, James Conlon, Okko Kamu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Alexander, Lazarev, John Nelson, Jan Latham-Koenig, Alexander Vedernikov, Tugan Sokhiev, Ken-David Masur, Simon Gaudenz, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Alexander Soloviev, and others. The NPR’s repertoire covers the period from early classical symphonies to the newest works of modern composers. In the course of eleven years the Orchestra has presented many exceptional projects, world premieres, unique transcription series and concert cycles.

In accordance with its status and name, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia gives concerts not only in Moscow, but in various regions of Russia as well. The NPR ends up each season with a tour in Russia. The “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival is held annually. And every year the NPR takes part in the International Music Festival in Colmar, France. The Orchestra has toured extensively over the CIS countries and the Baltic countries, in Europe, the USA, China and Japan.