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29 Mar

Alexander Blagodarny is leading in the opera Prince Igor tomorrow

A soloist of The Donetsk National Academic Opera Company Alexander Blagodarny is leading in the opera Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin tomorrow night. The performance is to take place on the stage of The Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre at 6:30 pm, on Saturday night, March 30.

Alexander Blagodarny was born in Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast. He studied at The Kirovograd Music Teacher Training Institute, The Piano Department. When he was 19, Alexander came to Prof. Galina Polivanova (Odessa) for an audition and at once became a third- year student of The Odessa Conservatory (now Odessa National Music Academy). After that Alexander studied at The Milan Conservatory and took private lessons from Italian coaches performing in Italy, France, Israel, Austria, Germany, and Bulgaria. On coming back to Ukraine Alexander took the position of an operatic soloist first at The Dnepropetrovsk Opera and later at Donetsk Opera where he leads in the operas Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky, Boris Godunov by M. Musorgsky, Prince Igor by A. Borodin, Rigoletto and Nabucco by G. Verdi, Tosca by G. Puccini (Scarpio), etc.  

Tomorrow’s performance is to be rich in operatic stars. Vasily Navrotsky, People’s Artist of Ukraine, is appearing as Vladimir Yaroslavich, Prince of Galich, Vladislav Gorai Honoured Artist of Ukraine, as Vladimir Igorevich, Natalia Pavlenko as Yaroslavna, Dmytro Pavlyuk as Konchak, Polovtsian khan, Catherina Tsymbalyuk as Konchakovna, daughter of Khan Konchak, Julia Tereshchuk as A Polovtsian maiden, Vladimir Pavlov as Skula, a gudok-player, Sergei Krasnykh as Yeroshka, a gudok-player and Andrei Perfilov as Ovlur, a Christian Polovtsian. Lyudmila Shirina, People’s Artist of Ukraine is performing the part of Yaroslavna's nurse.

The conductor is Aleksandru Samoile, People’s Artist of Moldova

The world premiere was in St. Petersburg on 4 November (23 October Old Style), 1890 at the Mariinsky Theatre. The premiere of this production took place in The Odessa Opera in July 2011.