St Petersburg, Concert Hall

How an opera is staged


The Academy of Young Theatre-Goers

PERFORMERS:
Lyudmila Dudinova
Olga Trifonova
Larisa Yudina
Dmitry Koleushko
Viktor Korotich
Daniil Shtoda

The Mariinsky Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Sinkevich


Script Author and Host: Natalia Entelis
Stage Director: Alexander Maskalin
Production Designer: Sergei Grachev
Lighting Designer: Roman Peskov
Costume Technician: Tatiana Yastrebova


For a child, the theatre is a huge, astonishing world of light, colours and sounds. It’s interesting to look at the details of the vivid sets, it’s fascinating to see a performer close up, it’s mesmerising to see the costumes of the various characters. At times the physical world of the stage appeals to younger audiences more than the action itself; after all, children love to make new discoveries, taking things apart or smashing them up once they have them in their hands and trying them out to suit their own “taste”. And how many questions – both naive and deep – they have when trying to get to the heart of the most precious thing of all – the creative process!
The first concert and get-together in the Young Theatre-Goers’ Academy subscription offers our younger audiences the opportunity to discover the small secrets of great art and to take part in creating an opera production: to learn about theatre professions and assemble an opera company and to “take apart” and “put together” a production.
An invisible thread leads from the stage to the auditorium, one that remains intact even after the performance is over. Young theatre audiences will be given some engaging and creative tasks to do at home.


Running time 1 hour
The concert has no interval

Age category 6+

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The highlighting of performances by age represents recommendations.

This highlighting is being used in accordance with Federal Law N139-FZ dated 28 July 2012 “On the introduction of changes to the Federal Law ‘On the protection of children from information that may be harmful to their health and development’ and other legislative acts of the Russian Federation.”