We are delight to announce that Graham has been appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the Russian Opera Gala which will take place at London's Cadogan Hall on 29th April 2018.
Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obraztsova.
Star guest performers – soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, Moscow – sing popular International arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as classical folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.
British Imperial Orchestra,
Graham O. Jones MBE conductor
Vasiliy Gerello baritone (Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg)
Larisa Gergiev piano (National Artist of Russia, Chair of the Judges, St Petersburg)
Larisa Rudakova soprano (Bolshoi Opera, Moscow)
Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano (Royal Opera House)
Kostas Smoriginas, bass-baritone,(Royal Opera House)
Evgeniy Kungurov baritone (National Opera soloist; presenter of Cultura TV, Moscow) and others
The genres in the Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK are: Classical, Romance Song, Folk, and Best 20th-century.