Singing and dancing to delight the crowds

  • 2009-08-13
  • By Ella Karapetyan

PLAY IT AGAIN: Maestro brings out the richness of the theater.

TALLINN - The capital of Estonia welcomes its citizens and guests to take part in its Brigitta Festival, which will take place from August 13-23. This year the festival is going to new heights. According to the organizers of the festival, they want to show the various sides of the theater, its richness, and of course to the surprise of the audience, new shows which haven't been seen before.

On opening night of the fest guests will have the chance to watch the performance of Tauno Aints' Oratorio 'A Time to Love,' with participation of well-known Estonian musicians such as soloist Jassi Zahharov (baritone), Urmas Poldma (tenor) and many others.
The Brigitta Festival also invites all the guests to watch different, famous ballets, such as Aram Hatchaturian's 'Spartacus,' Sergey Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet,' and Peter Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake.'

The list of events includes a large variety of opera performances as well, such as Umberto Giordano's 'Siberia' and Giuseppe Verdi's 'Falstaff' as performed by Moscow's Helikon Opera Theater. Moreover, the guests will have the possibility to watch the mythological-ritual performance of 'Sound of the Ocean,' from Taiwan.
The art director of the festival, maestro Eri Klas, thrilled the audiences with an exhilarating evening of opera jazz, where people can listen to classical opera hits from all over the world, along with their jazz arrangements.

Overall, the festival offers the unique chance to combine the dark charm of a medieval convent with the latest in modern musical theater.