Golden Mask Festival
Video screenings of the best Russian performances
Opera series are based on the novel of the same name by Boris Yukhananov about the fantastic Sverlia — a country that exists parallel to our reality and simultaneously in the past, present and future. The main symbol of this civilization is the drill. There are some pathways that connect Sverlia and the Earth: for example, one of the portals to a fantastic reality is Venice, the second one is Saint Petersburg.
The second episode is the ending of the opera's overture. We find ourselves on the second deck of the gondola, where, among solemn rites, the story of the Last Sverlian begins. He lives in oblivion, cut off from Sverlia, and suddenly wakes up at breakfast time in his Moscow kitchen in order to remember everything and return to his Sverlian homeland.
The opera series Sverliytsy was nominated in nine categories of the Golden Mask National Theatre Award and Festival in the 2014–2015 season. Anastasia Nefedova, the chief set designer of the Electrotheatre, received the Golden Mask Award in the category “Best Costume Designer in Musical Theatre” for the costumes in the opera.
Soloists: vocal ensemble N'Caged headed by Arina Zvereva
Hidden choir: Questa Musica Ensemble headed by Maria Grilikhes
Orchestra: Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble directed by Victoria Korshunova
Director Boris Yukhananov
Composer Boris Filanovsky
Conductor Philipp Chizhevsky
Production Designer Stepan Lukyanov
Costume Designer Anastasia Nefedova
Lighting Designer Evgeny Vinogradov
Choreographer Andrey Kuznetsov-Vecheslov
Artistic Director of the N'Caged Ensemble Arina Zvereva
Artistic Director of the Questa Musica Ensemble Maria Grilikhes
Makeup Artist Ksenia Gorcheva
Translation into English John Friedman
Director Assistant Alexandra Taran
Computer Graphics Ilya Starilov
Cast Daria Kolpikova, Sergey Malinin, Andrey Kaplanov, Lina Langner, Pavel Kravets, Questa Musica Ensemble, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
In Russian language without subtitles
The performance is shown on screen