Gala concert of world opera stars

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:23

Vladimir Putin attended a gala concert of world opera stars timed to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The musical celebration held on Red Square featured the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev, world famous singers Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Aida Garifullina, Albina Shagimuratova and special guests – singers Placido Domingo and Juan Diego Florez.

The initiator and artistic director of the concert, as well as its host was pianist Denis Matsuyev; top Russian model, founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, Natalia Vodianova was the co-host. The programme included Russian music and famous pieces from the West European classical repertoire: arias from the operas of Donizetti, Bizet, Verdi and Puccini.

 

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