RACS Art Director -Zlata Lund
Русский Хор на Аляске
Baritone Anton Belov
--the primo uomo in the Anchorage Opera's production of
will appear in recital of Russian art songs inspired by Alexander Pushkin
. He will be joined by pianist
Russian American Colony Singers
Pushkin and Russian Music
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More about Anton Belov and his performance with Anchorage Opera in February:
Pride, prejudice, Pushkin by MIKE DUNHAM in Anchorage Daily News .
Anton Belov's website: http://www.antonbelov.com/
Postfactum. "First Friday and Dark Night Rambles".
By MIKE DUNHAM , Anchorage Daily News, February 10, 2010
On Monday we caught a fascinating recital by Anton Belov, who has the lead role in “Onegin.” Belov, who must be as good a scholar as he is a baritone, crafted a program of Russian art songs that use Pushkin’s poems for lyrics. He presented an animated lecture on Pushkin’s life and work in between songs. In a couple of cases, he showed how different composers had given the same words very different treatments, and he dug up some real rarities. Not that many of these songs are that well-known outside Russia. The most famous piece, Anton Rubenstein’s “Melody” remains familiar to pianists, but it turns out it was originally a song – “Night.”
Svetlana Velichko accompanied. The elegant Russian American Colony Singers sang a couple of choral pieces in keeping with the theme. The audience at Sydney Laurence Theatre got two encores, including Aleko’s aria from Rachmaninoff’s opera of the same name.
Photos: Fyodor Soloview
Pianist Svetlana Velitchko, Baritone Anton Belov
Pianist Svetlana Velitchko with group of Russian guests after the concert.
Anton Belov and Veronica Mitina appear in the Anchorage Opera production of "Eugene Onegin," which is performed in Russian.