The Moscow Children’s Variety Theater
September 10, 2009
The Московский детский театр эстрады (МДТЭ) or the Moscow Children’s Variety Theater (MDTE) is going to stage a fantasy opera based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita.
Valentin Valentinovich Ovsyannikov (° Moscow, 1961), the artistic director of the MDTE, wrote over 25 years on the music and the libretto. He wants to have it premiered for the 20th anniversary of the Moscow Children's theater. After a preview on September 16, 2009, for an audience of politicians, musicians and cultural personalities, the opera will be premiered on September 23, 2009. It will be part of of the Children's theater repertoire, and there are also plans for a tour and the recording of a CD and a DVD.
Svetlana Svetikova, a graduate of the MDTE, plays the role of Margarita. Other roles are performed by Vladimir Yabchannik, Oleg Goncharov, Alexander Balikov, Sergei Sorokin and Victoria Livko. Director is Leonid Polonsky, and producer is Natalya Bodilevich.
The duet between the Master and Margarita, sung by Svetlana Svetikova and the popular singer and actor Dimitry Kharatyan, is broadcast on the Moscow radio by way of promotion.
Московский детский театр эстрады
Baumanskaya ulitsa 32, Moskou
Telephone: +7 (495) 632-18-32; +7 (495) 632-18-44
Tickets : tue, wed, thu, fri 15.00 – 19.00, sun 10.00 – 15.00
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