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
Wagner's Lohengrin — 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
Verdi's Il trovatore — Choirmaster
Donizetti's Maria Stuarda — Choirmaster
Borodin's Prince Igor — Choirmaster
Verdi's La Traviata — Choirmaster
Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades — Choirmaster
O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem) — Choirmaster
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin — Choirmaster
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov — Choirmaster
Verdi's Rigoletto — Choirmaster
Puccini's La bohème — Choirmaster
Verdi's Nabucco — Choirmaster
Viva Verdi! (gala concert) — Choirmaster

Discography

Rossini (DVD) — Choirmaster
“Bravissimo!” (DVD) — Choirmaster, Created
Rossini (CD) — Choirmaster
16
August
Tuesday 19:00
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choirmaster
22
August
Monday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
23
August
Tuesday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
7
October
Friday 19:00
Requiem in two parts
Choirmaster
9
October
Sunday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
11
October
Tuesday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
14
October
Friday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
22
October
Saturday 19:00
Musical divertissement in two parts
Choirmaster
29
October
Saturday 19:00
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choirmaster
30
October
Sunday 19:00
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi in two acts
Choirmaster
3
November
Thursday 19:00
Giacomo Puccini
premiere
Choirmaster
5
November
Saturday 14:00
Giacomo Puccini
premiere
Choirmaster
8
November
Tuesday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
12
November
Saturday 18:00
Musical divertissement in two parts
Choirmaster
19
November
Saturday 19:00
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choirmaster
The Novaya Opera tour at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)
30
November
Wednesday 19:30
Giacomo Puccini
premiere
Choirmaster
The Novaya Opera tour at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)
1
December
Thursday 19:30
Giacomo Puccini
premiere
Choirmaster
The Novaya Opera tour at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)
2
December
Friday 19:30
Giacomo Puccini
premiere
Choirmaster
The Novaya Opera tour at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)
3
December
Saturday 19:30
Giacomo Puccini
premiere
Choirmaster
4
December
Sunday 19:00
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi in two acts
Choirmaster
The Novaya Opera tour at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)
4
December
Sunday 19:30
Giacomo Puccini
premiere
Choirmaster
6
December
Tuesday 19:00
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi in two acts
Choirmaster
9
December
Friday 19:00
Modest Mussorgsky
Dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow
Choirmaster
10
December
Saturday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Choirmaster
18
December
Sunday 19:00
Requiem in two parts
Choirmaster
13
January’17
Friday 19:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
14
January’17
Saturday 16:00
Alexander Borodin
Choirmaster
5
February’17
Sunday 18:00
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi in two acts
Choirmaster
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