14-18 March 2018, Dublin, Ireland

The Mikhailovsky Theatre goes on tour to Ireland

On 1418 March 2018, the Mikhailovsky Theatre Opera Company will perform for the first time ever at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin. Our performers will present Giacomo Puccinis masterpiece Tosca to the Irish public. The title role will be performed alternately by Mikhailovsky soloist Maria Litke and Irish soprano Celine Byrne, who starred in the production of Tosca performed in St. Petersburg on 11 November. Mikhail Tatarnikov will conduct the performances on 14, 16 and 18 March.

We have seen a clear trend emerge in recent years for opera not just to draw crowds in the traditional operatic heartlands of Italy and Germany, but also in areas where interest has historically been much lower. One of these countries is Ireland. Globalization has turned the countrys capital Dublin into a hub of business activity on a global scale, and it has become home to the offices of many leading multinational corporations. Here, rather than performing a fixture from the Russian repertoire, as is traditionally anticipated from Russian theatre companies, the Mikhailovsky Theatre will stage a production of Giacomo Puccinis Tosca, an iconic work which has proven its popularity around the world, thereby elevating this tour as an act of international communication.
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