March 7, 2020, Saturday, at 7:00 PM
Russian Speakers Society presents:
Opera by Modest Mussorgsky “ The Fair of Sorochintsy”
Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701
Sponsored by Musical Connections
The Russian Speakers Society is proud to present the concert production of Mussorgsky’s opera “Fair at Sorochyntsi”. This two-act comic opera will be performed in Austin for the first time, featuring Nikita Storojev, Sergey Maystruk (Moscow), Mikhail Smigelski, Evgeny Kozyrenko, Heather Lewis, Pilar Gomez Govea, Derek Hale, and Sam Shipps as soloists. Tatiana Storozheva will be at the piano and students of Nikita Storojev’s voice studio will be the chorus. The libretto of “Fair at Sorochyntsi” is based on Nikolai Gogol’s short story of the same name. The opera was unfinished and unperformed at Mussorgsky’s death in 1881. This opera will be performed in the Russian language, but an English printed translation will be available at the concert.
Tickets (at the door): Adults: $20 (discount is available); seniors and students: $10; children under 12: free
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and co-sponsorship from the University of Texas, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
Tickets information: 512-577-7790