Moscow Easter Festival in 2013 will be dedicated to the Battle of Kursk

Moscow Easter Festival in 2013 will be dedicated to the Battle of Kursk, said on Thursday at a press conference the show artistic director Valery Gergiev.

By tradition, the festival will begin at Easter , there will be two concerts on May 5 at the Great Hall of the Conservatory. In general, the festival will take place over 90 concerts of symphonic, choral, chamber programs. The festival will close on May 16.

Speaking of the show participants, Gergiev said that singers Rene Pape (Germany) and Ildar Abdrazakovto Moscow will come

Also among the main participants of the festival pianist Denis Matsuev. Traditionally, the forum will include charities, including, concert at the Moscow State University and a public concert of the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre on May 9 at Poklonnaya Gora.

According to Valery Gergiev, the festival program as a whole will be very different. They will be reflected and City this year: the 200th anniversary of the birth of Wagner, Verdi, Dargomyzhsky. 140th birth anniversary of Rachmaninoff. Significant events will be performance of the opera "Benvenuto Cellini" by Berlioz in Nizhny Novgorod and at the close of the festival in Moscow, Verdi's "Attila" in Cherepovets and Moscow

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