World Opera Stars gave a performance in Ufa
The "Faust" opera by Charles Gounod was staged the day before within the musical project «Two Evenings with World Opera Stars» at the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The national artist of Ukraine, the winner of the international competitions, the soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine and the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Taras Shtonda (Mefistofel) and the honoured artist of Kazakhstan, the soloist of Almaty Theatre Bolat Zhomartov (Valentine) took part in the international staging. The soloist of Bashkir opera Alfiya Karimova executed the part of Margarita.
World opera singers appearance on the Bashkir scene became possible due to the project «Two Evenings with World Opera Stars» initiated by Alfiya Karimova.
The second evening will be held on January 26. A gala concert featuring the winner of international competitions Medet Chotabaev (Almaty), the winner of the international competitions, the professor of Novosibirsk conservatory, pianist Michael Mishchenko, the honoured artist of Russia, the national artist of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan, the winner of international competitions Idris Gaziev, and also soloists of Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre Katerina Leishe and Ilgiz Khakimov will take place. This evening a conductor from Italy Alessandro Bicci will be at the conductor's stand. Arias, ensembles, symphonic compositions from Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Delibes, Rakhmaninov, Puccini's operas and also popular classics and folk songs will be performed at the concert.