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Visit to Opera in Chersonese festival

August 4, 2018, Sevastopol

Vladimir Putin attended the grand opening of the second international music festival Opera in Chersonese, to be held on August 10–12 at the Tauric Chersonese (Khersones Tavrichesky) state historical archaeological museum and reserve.

The President attended a gala-concert, which showcased international ballet stars, whose performances included pieces from the ballets Le Corsaire, Giselle, Swan Lake and Don Quijote. Following the concert, Vladimir Putin had a brief conversation with the artists.

On August 10, a music program awaits viewers that will include Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas staged by the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre. On August 11, both Russian and foreign singers will perform the best European and Russian 18th-19th century opera arias. On August 12, the festival’s last day, the program will feature a performance of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin by Novaya Opera artists.

Later, the President and Metropolitan Tikhon visited the Saint Vladimir Cathedral, where restoration work is in progress.

August 4, 2018, Sevastopol