Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater is a comic opera by Gioacchino Rossini's " Le Comte Ory ." Effervescent creation Italian opera genius full of wit and musical magic. "... Perhaps this is one of the best scores of Rossini. Perhaps nowhere , except for " The Barber ," the composer was not so witty and hilarious ... What a wealth of music ! Throughout luxury successful tunes , new figures accompaniment exquisite harmony , unexpected orchestral effects , dramatic situations , full of meaning and wit "- Hector Berlioz wrote this opera.
The basis of the plot is an old ballad of Picardy . The action takes place in the XIII century in Touraine . This opera is a funny adventure happened to Count Ory , fun and frivolous libertine . His attention was attracted by a beautiful Countess de Formoutiers . While her brother went to the crusade , she made ??a vow of chastity. Count disguised as a hermit , managed to penetrate inaccessible castle. However, his expose of deception . Remains only one day before returning brother of Adele , but still ori decides to try his luck . He and his friends come up with a new , even more cunning plan - they dress up as nuns and pilgrims , asking shelter in the castle de Formoutiers . They admit . But when the night he comes into the room and the Countess in the darkness starts to hug and kiss her , before it turns page . Ori disgraced forced to leave the castle.
Creative team performance : conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia , chief conductor of the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Klinichev Paul , director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia , Igor Ushakov , the main artist of the theater "Lenk" Alexei Kondratiev , costume designer Irena Belousov , understand how difficult , and even the ambitious , task facing the theater. Embodying the idea of the composer, tenderly and delicately handling the classic material , they tried to create a real theater festival , bright , modern, which is to find a response in the soul , like inveterate gourmet opera and unsophisticated young viewers .
Paul Klinichev , conductor and director of the play , said: " This is a great score, which Franz Liszt compared with bubbles of champagne. In my opinion, this is a very good feature of the opera has long been recognized as the undisputed masterpiece of the great master. The richness and elegance of the musical language , lightness and virtuosity of style, sparkling humor , tenderness and brilliance of colors - everything is here , which sometimes we do not have enough in everyday life and what I want to touch in this life . We hope to create a performance filled with this spirit of Rossini , bright, brilliant and witty . "
Premiere of the opera " Le Comte Ory " in Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre on 29 February 2012, the day when the celebrated 220 years since the birth of Rossini.