Palace of Culture named after Soldatov

The programme includes:

Opening of the Diaghilev Festival 2022

Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
"Metamorphosen", a symphonic study for 23 solo strings, TrV 290, AV 142 (1945)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 –1893)
Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique", B minor, Op. 74 (1893)

MusicAeterna Orchestra

Conductor — Teodor Currentzis


The musicAeterna Orchestra conducted by Teodor Currentzis will perform two compositions considered the pinnacle of the symphonic tragedy genre at the opening of the Diaghilev Festival 2022.

Richard Strauss was composing the symphonic etude "Metamorphosen" in the last months of World War II and finished it in April 1945. The experience of living through a catastrophe gave impetus for the birth of one of the most exquisite symphonic adagios. "Perhaps, Strauss lived until 85 years solely to create this magnificent thing," the French critic Roland-Manuel would later write. Using centuries-old rhetorical means of expressing grief, weaving motifs in a masterful, continuously changing counterpoint, Strauss composed an elegy for the death of the former world.

Tchaikovsky in his Symphony No. 6 paves the way to the future, to the acute expression of musical psychodramas of the 20th century. Here the music's emotional charge reaches an unprecedented level. The extreme imaginative and dynamic contrasts that bewildered the first listeners still retain a shocking power of impact and inevitably throw the audience off balan.

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Private Philharmonic Triumph / Shpagin Plant, Hall D1

Concert-performance in two parts

Part I – 21:00, Private Philharmonic Triumph
Part II – 22:30, Shpagin Plant, Hall D1


Academic and electronic music, and plastic theatre will merge in two spaces: the Private Philharmonic Triumph, and Hall D1 of the Shpagin Plant.

At the core of the multi-genre programme is the image of destructive love. Love as a remembrance, as a disease, as inspiration and transformation, pipe dreams, scary and seductive nightmares: European avant-garde, new music, alternative genres, sound design and plastic theatre unite around these themes.

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Territory Hamlet

Concert 18.06 / sa / 18:00—20:00
Territory Hamlet

De temporum fine comoedia

Concert 18.06 / sa / 21:00—22:00
De temporum fine comoedia

Shpagin Plant / Hall No. 5

Performance (Premiere)

Production — Katya Bochavar,
Composer — Alexey Sioumak,
Sound Artist — Dmitry Mazurov,
Performers — Olga Vlasova, Arina Zvereva, Olga Rossini


For more than 50 years Alla Demidova aspired to impersonate Hamlet. In 2001 she succeeded — the Greek director Theodoros Terzopoulos staged the play "Hamlet, a Lesson" at the Athenian theatre "Attis" specially for her. The musical performance "Territory Hamlet" by Katya Bochavar is inspired by the experience of Alla Demidova. 

The online premiere of the play took place at the end of 2020, it is for the first time in Perm that the performance will be presented live.

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Shpagin Plant, Litera A

opera-mystery (1973 edition by Herbert von Karajan and Carl Orff)
Diaghilev Festival Première

Director – Anna Guseva,
Production Designer — Yulia Orlova,
Choreographer — Anastasia Peshkova,
Costume Designer — Sergey Illarionov,
Video Design — 2BLCK,
Assistant Director — Zakhar Zaitsev,
Producer — Ekaterina Arsenyeva

Musical Director and Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

Performed by the musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra


The Diaghilev Festival 2022 will be closed by a production that fits Carl Orff's mystery opera into the industrial interior of the Shpagin Plant. De temporum fine comoedia ("Mystery on the End of Time") is a large-scale work for many soloists, several dramatic actors, a choir, and a huge orchestra with about thirty percussion instruments. 

Throughout his life Orff was developing a special type of musical theatre where he synthesized relatively simple musical forms, allegedly unprofessional singing, dance, dramatic acting and recitation in search of the art's proto-language. He called such synthesis the "world theatre", omitting the very word "music", although it is music that plays a crucial part in his mysteries. 

Orff was creating De temporum fine comoedia for ten years and edited it repeatedly. The 1973 version, premiered under the conduction of Herbert von Karajan at the Salzburg Festival, will be performed at the closing ceremony of the Diaghilev Festival. The production is directed by Anna Guseva, the musical director and conductor is Teodor Currentzis.

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