Russian State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Komi
The Russian State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Komi burst onto the scene in 1958 with the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin” staged by Professor Leningrad and directed by Alexander Kireev. The theatre is located in the Russian town of Syktyvkar, the capital of a republic known as Komi, just to the north of Moscow. Syktyvkar is regarded as an international centre for events in the cultural field and the theatre has developed into an arena for professionals performing a variety of cultural genres. These include a ballet company, symphony orchestra, soloists and chorus. Consequently, the theatre boasts a mix of exciting production and staging. The repertory theatre delivers more than fifty performances a year covering all kinds of musical theatre: opera, ballet, operetta, musicals and children’s fairy tales.
The creative founders of the musical theatre were 104 passionate individuals. Many of them were repressed artists, including the first conductor of the theatre, Vladimir Kaplun.
The State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Komi Republic participates in cultural exchanges, performing the aesthetic and cultural preferences of foreign audiences. Partnerships have been established with major European companies. As a result the theatre tours Western Europe with performances in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. It also regularly tours Russia and Finland. The companies regularly participates in various prestigious international projects.
The merits of the theatre are highly appreciated and recognized at federal and at national level. The theatre won a prize for the 10th All-Russian Competition ‘1000 Best Russian Companies in 2009’ and was nominated for the National Award ‘Best Company in Art and Culture’. Furthermore, the theatre was granted the status of ‘National Asset’ in 2010 for its outstanding humanitarian and educational mission. For more information about the theatre, please visit www.komiopera.ru.
Director of the Theatre
Dmitrii was born in Syktyvkar into a family of professional musicians. He studied at the Academic Music College at the age of 20 and following his successful studies graduated from the P. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 2000.
From a young age Dmitrii was a member of various symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as author and organizer of various creative projects. He regularly toured and enjoyed professional training in European countries. In 2008 he continued his career in the Ministry of Culture of the Komi Republic.
From 2011 to October 2015 he was the head of the Arts Department and underwent a series of professional development trainings courses that further enhanced his managerial skills. In October 2015 he was appointed the new director of the Russian State Opera and Ballet theatre of Komi.
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