New Bolshoi opera stars to perform in Zug for the first time

Today, the members of the New Bolshoi Opera Stars project will perform in Zug during the Russian Cultural Seasons Festival sponsored by EuroChem.

New Opera Starsis the Bolshoi Theatre’s project for young performers. It is designed to foster a new generation of Russian opera singers to represent the glorious Russian opera school in the global arena. The project brings together young performers and the best opera maestros from the most prestigious opera houses across Europe and America to help hone their talents.

Elmira Shcherbakova, the head of the organising committee of the Russian Cultural Seasons Festival, commented: “We hope that our festival will achieve two objectives – further and strengthen cultural ties between our nations while also gaining greater profile for Russia’s cultural heritage. I am confident that everyone attending the festival in Zug will appreciate Russia’s magnificent opera.”

Andrey Ilyin, CFO of EuroChem, the partner of the cultural festival in Zug, added: “Russian opera has rich traditions and Russian opera singers are admired worldwide. I hope that the citizens of Zug will enjoy the performance by the Bolshoi Theatre’s young opera singers and give them a warm welcome. EuroChem is proud to support the Russian Cultural Seasons Festival in Switzerland. We have had a significant presence in Zug for ten years and plan to grow our business here in the future.”

Russian Cultural Seasons is an annual festival of Russian culture held in Switzerland for the third year by the Peace and Harmony charity foundation. The festival brings the best of Russian arts to the Swiss nation in a series of guest performances by Russia’s top artistic groups with an aim to strengthen cultural ties between Russia and Switzerland. In 2014, the Russian Cultural Seasons festival has brought its events to new Swiss cities. The support from EuroChem has made it possible for the festival to organise the event in Zug for the first time.

Contact details:

Russian Cultural Seasons Organising Committee

Viktoria Potapova
Spokesperson for the Russian Cultural Seasons Festival
Phone: +7 906 713 7864

Vladimir Torin
Head of Public Relations and Communications at EuroChem
Phone: +7 495 795 2527 ext. 1440
Fax: +7 495 960 2293

Background info:
Russian Cultural Seasons is a traditional festival of Russian culture offering art exhibitions, meet-the-artist sessions, performances, plays, lectures, dramatic readings and gala receptions celebrating the Day of Russia and Russian Language Day. The Festival was first held in the Swiss Confederation in 2012, when it sparked genuine interest among both Russians living in Switzerland and Swiss audiences. At various times, the Festival has featured such big names as Mikhail Shemyakhin, Yuri Bashmet, Irina Rodnina, Marina Zudina, Anatoly Smelyansky, Konstantin Khabensky, Igor Butman, Oleg Tabakov, the Russian Cossacks Dance Company, the International Youth Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Soloists chamber orchestra, Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, and many others.

About EuroChem
EuroChem is a leading global agrochemical company, producing primarily nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, as well as certain organic synthesis products and iron ore. The Company is vertically integrated with activities spanning from mining and natural gas extraction to production, logistics, and distribution. EuroChem is currently developing two sizeable potash deposits in Russia with its VolgaKaliy (4.6 mtpa) and Usolskiy Potash (3.7 mtpa) greenfield projects. Headquartered in Moscow, it operates production facilities in Russia and Western Europe and employs more than 20,000 employees globally.

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