“The Bear” opera will premiere on October 8 in Limassol (Pattihio Theatre) and October 9 in Nicosia (Strovolos Municipal Theatre).
The event will launch the “Russian Theatre Season in Cyprus” scheduled for the years 2018-2020.
“The Bear” is the first ever professional opera to be created in Cyprus, according to a press release by Strovolos Municipality.
Opera Director is Vasily Barkhatov, the soloists are Daria Davydova (Bolshoi Theatre), Pavel Bykov (Moskontsert) and Artem Borisenko (Bolshaya Opera). Opera conductor is maestro Yiannis Hadjioizou of the Cypriot Philharmonic Orchestra.
After its premiere in Cyprus, the opera will tour Russia, Britain and Greece among other countries.