Shpagin Plant, Litera A

Music: Teodor Currentzis, Vangelino Currentzis, Andreas Moustoukis, Alexey Retinsky, Alexey Sioumak, FM Einheit

Artistic Director of the production: Teodor Currentzis
Director: Anna Guseva
Choreographer: Anastasia Peshkova Production
Designer: Yulia Orlova
Lighting Designer: Anatoly Lyapin
Sound Artists: kraaa, Egor Ananko

Eleni-Lydia Stamellou, soprano
Ekaterina Dondukova, soprano
Andrey Nemzer, countertenor
Aisylu Mirhafizkhan, voice
MusicAeterna Choir and Orchestra Soloists

MusicAeterna Dance Troupe:
Evgeny Kalachev
Alevtina Gruntovskaya
Aigulya Buzaeva
Aleksandr Chelidze
Maksim Klochnev
Elena Lisnaya
Timur Ganeyev
Aisylu Mirhafizkhan
Sofia Valiullina

Kirill Nifontov, performer
Sergey Katsev, performer

Conductor: Teodor Currentzis


YOUKALI continues the series of special projects – musical and theatrical tributes to poets and musicians of the past, major figures who influenced world culture. Following the projects commemorating Paul Celan and Charles Baudelaire, the Diaghilev Festival presents a dance performance and concert YOUKALI.

Shpagin Plant, Litera A

Original concept and choreography: Pavel Glukhov
Dancers: Diana Vishneva, Daria Pavlenko
Composer: Alexey Retinsky
Costume designer: Svetlana Tegin


musicAeterna Folk ensemble:
Elizaveta Anshina
Yaroslav Paradovsky
Evgeny Romanov
Sofia Ivanishkina
Antonina Sergeyeva
Daria Kirpichnikova
Vera Bazilevskikh

Île Thélème ensemble:
Ayako Tanabe, violin
Sergey Suvorov, cello
Natalia Sokolovskaya, piano

Alexey Retinsky


In Duo, music and dance exist in dialogue, complementing and enriching each other. The work is based on the idea of ambivalence, duality, variability of events. This is a story about how two different paths diverge from a common starting point, about contact with Another, and finding your own reflection in it, about meeting yourself face to face.
My Grandmother Kote Mikaberidze | Saraf

Concert 25.12 / mo / 22:00—23:00
My Grandmother Kote Mikaberidze | Saraf

Private Philharmonic Triumph

Olga Volkova – first violin
Ivan Subbotkin – second violin
Nail Bakiev – viola
Miriam Prandi – cello 

On the programme:
Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (1893)
Animé et très décidé
Assez vif et bien rythmé
Andantino, doucement expressif
Très modéré — En animant peu à peu — Très mouvementé et avec passion

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
String Quartet in F Major (1903)
Allegro moderato – très doux
Assez vif – très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité


The chamber programme of the musicAeterna Orchestra soloists will feature two rarely performed quartets in which impressionist composers experiment in genre that is not typical of them.

Private Philharmonic Triumph

My Grandmother (1929), a feature film
Director Kote Mikaberidze
Musical and Noise Sound Design: Saraf Project (St. Petersburg)


The legendary avant-garde film My Grandmother by Georgian director Kote Mikaberidze will be presented as part of the Silence of Cinema programme, a joint project of Dom Radio and the Gosfilmofond of Russia, accompanied by the musical and noise design of the Saraf Project from St. Petersburg.