Natalya Popovich,

Chief Choirmaster. Natalya Popovich is a People's Artist of Russia, a RF State Prize winner, a Holder of the First Degree Dyagilev Order, and Head of the Novaya Opera Artistic Board.

In 1967, when a fourth-year student of the Urals State Conservatory, Natalya Popovich joined the Lunacharsky Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Sverdlovsk as a choirmaster. Starting from 1973, she worked there the chief choirmaster together with Evgeny Kolobov who was the theatre’s principal conductor.

In 1981, Yury Temirkanov offered her the post of chief choirmaster of the Kirov Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Leningrad (now Mariinsky Theatre). There she worked with many opera master such as choirmaster Aleksandr Murin, conductors Yuri Temirkanov, Evgeny Kolobov and Valery Gergiev, director Boris Pokrovsky.

In 1988, Natalia Popovich was appointed chief choirmaster of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Academic Musical Theatre in Moscow, where she worked till 1991.

Together with the outstanding Russian conductor Evgeny Kolobov, Natalya Popovich was one of the founders of the Novaya Opera Theatre in 1991. Since then she has been the leader of the Novaya Opera choir. The choir's repertoire comprises over 20 operatic works of foreign and Russian composers, a capella sacred music, large-scale cantatas and oratorios.

Natalya Popovich as a choirmaster has participated in 15 CD recordings of the Novaya Opera Theatre. She has over 60 Russian and foreign classical operatic and choral compositions in her repertoire.

Productions

This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Creator and choirmaster
Bravissimo! (opera mix) — Choirmaster, Created
Bellini's Norma — Choirmaster
Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana — Choirmaster
Rossini (musical divertissement) — Choirmaster
Verdi's I Lombardi alla prima crociata — Choirmaster
Maria Callas (Musical offering) — Choirmaster
Catalani's La Wally — Choirmaster
Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila — Choirmaster
Donizetti's Maria Stuarda — Choirmaster
Verdi's La Traviata — Choirmaster
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — Choirmaster
Verdi's Nabucco — Choirmaster
Viva Verdi! (gala concert) — Choirmaster
Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades — Choirmaster
O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem) — Choirmaster
Verdi's Rigoletto — Choirmaster
Puccini's La bohème — Choirmaster
Borodin's Prince Igor — Choirmaster
Verdi's Il trovatore — Choirmaster
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov — Choirmaster
Wagner's Lohengrin — Choirmaster

Discography

Rossini (DVD) — Choirmaster
“Bravissimo!” (DVD) — Choirmaster, Created
Rossini (CD) — Choirmaster
25
February
Saturday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
26
February
Sunday 14:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
9
March
Thursday 19:00
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choirmaster
17
March
Friday 19:00
Musical divertissement in two parts
Choirmaster
24
March
Friday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
31
March
Friday 19:00
Vincenzo Bellini
Choirmaster
1
April
Saturday 16:00
Vincenzo Bellini
Choirmaster
4
April
Tuesday 19:00
Musical divertissement in two parts
Choirmaster
5
April
Wednesday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
14
April
Friday 19:00
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi in two acts
Choirmaster
22
April
Saturday 19:00
Modest Mussorgsky
Choirmaster
24
April
Monday 19:00
Giacomo Puccini
Choirmaster
25
April
Tuesday 19:00
Giacomo Puccini
Choirmaster
28
April
Friday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
29
April
Saturday 16:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
3
May
Wednesday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
4
May
Thursday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
10
May
Wednesday 19:00
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi in two acts
Choirmaster
11
May
Thursday 19:00
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choirmaster
12
May
Friday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
17
May
Wednesday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
18
May
Thursday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
1
June
Thursday 19:00
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choirmaster
5
June
Monday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
6
June
Tuesday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
7
June
Wednesday 19:00
Modest Mussorgsky
Choirmaster
9
June
Friday 19:00
Opera mix in two parts
Choirmaster, Created by
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