Following a sell-out performance in January at the Kino Teatr I will be returning to perform a new show accompanied by wonderful pianist Helen Ridout and a great friend from Leipzig – Finnish mezzo Amanda Martikainen. On Friday the 3rd & Saturday 4th June 7.30pm, Kino Teatr we will be performing a varied show with operatic arias and duets, song and piano solos:
MOZART IN RUSSIA AND OTHER TALL TALES
Soprano Sophie Pullen returns to the Kino Teatr with Finnish mezzo soprano Amanda Martikainen and pianist Helen Ridout to explore the stranger-than-fiction characters that propel opera’s most fantastical tales. They’ll show how Voltaire, Pushkin, The Brothers Grimm, and many more famous novelists have had their work influenced, and occasionally swallowed up, by the world of classical music.
Join us to find out which eminent composer’s pants fell down in the presence of Tsar Nicholas, which Italian soprano’s lover died in our very own White Rock Pavillion and why Offenbach’s famous Barcarolle should be sung in Russian… A mischievous romp through history with music by Donizetti, Tchaikovsky, Bellini, Bizet & Bernstein in the magical setting of Kino Teatr.
Hope to see lots of friendly faces there!