Novaya Opera is one of Russia's leading opera companies. Its first visit in Britain next year promises to make a major impact on audiences and critics alike. This will be the only Russian opera company taking part in the 2014 "Year of Russian Culture in the UK". There be two weeks of performances at the prestigious London Coliseum.
The Novaya Opera was founded in 1991 and has won international acclaim for its innovative approach to stage direction. The company collaborates with major directors in a variety of styles and genres. The theatre's soloists are Russia's elite singers, many of them awarded the title People's Artist of Russia and Honoured Artist of Russia. Novaya Opera has performed all over the world.
Novaya Opera will present Richard Wagner's masterpiece "Tristan and Isolde" and Alexander Borodin's classic "Prince Igor". German Nicola Raab directs "Tristan" with set and costume by British designer George Suglides; the production premieres in Moscow on 19 May 2013. "Prince Igor" is directed by Russian master Yuri Alexandrov. Both productions will be conducted by Novaya Opera's Music Director Jan Latham-Koenig.