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13 February 2023

Dedication to Vincenzo Bellini

On February 19, Dmitry Korchak will perform for the first time as a conductor of the RNYSO. A recognized singer and choirmaster, he initially focused on his solo career, which since the mid-2000s has rapidly developed on the most prestigious opera stages in the world. Having gained a reputation as one of the best Russian tenors in the international arena, in 2016 he made his debut as a symphony conductor. Since then, he has regularly performed with leading orchestras and choirs, and in 2017 he became Principal Guest Conductor of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Dmitry Korchak built the program of his first performance with the RNYSO around one of the greatest opera composers, Vincenzo Bellini. The night will open with an overture to his opera Norma, and will end with a Requiem written in memory of Bellini by his friend and rival Gaetano Donizetti. The soloists of the Youth Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, the "Masters of Choral Singing" Choir and the Spanish organist Daniel Salvador will take part in the performance of the Requiem.

The highlight of the program will be the performance of the rarest work in concert practice, created in 1837 by a group of outstanding pianist composers led by Franz Liszt, the Hexameron cycle of variations on the theme of the march from Bellini's opera I Puritani. The work will be performed in a version for piano and orchestra by contemporary Moscow composer Igor Kholopov. The solo part in one of the most complex works of the world piano repertoire will be performed by Alexander Gindin.