4 March 2023 Saturday 19.00 Grand hall
19.00 Grand hall

Mahler. Symphony №3
State Orchestra “Svetlanov”
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev

Boys Choir of Choir College n.a. Sveshnikov 
Olesya Petrova, mezzo-soprano

Olesya Petrova graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory. Since 2016 she has been a soloist at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, where she performs the roles of Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana and the Countess in The Queen of Spades among others. In 2014 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in a production of Andrea Chénier (Madelon). In 2018 she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, performing the role of Polina in a production premiere of The Queen of Spades (conducted by Tugan Sokhiev and directed by Rimas Tuminas). Her concert repertoire includes the mezzo-soprano roles in cantatas by Bach, Handel’s oratorio Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem and Krönungsmesse, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Second, Third and Eighth Symphonies and Das Lied von der Erde and Kindertotenlieder, Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky and Penderecki’s Morning Prayer in addition to song cycles by Wagner, Berlioz, Mahler, Mussorgsky and Schnittke.

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra) is one of the oldest symphony ensembles in the country: in 2021 it celebrates its 85th anniversary. The first performance of the orchestra conducted by Alexander Gauk and Erich Kleiber, took place on October 5th, 1936 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Over the years, the State  In 2021 Vasily Petrenko was appointed as the Artistic Director of the orchestra. The orchestra’s concerts were held at the most famous concert venues in the world.