White Nights – Friday 23rd October 7:30pm. Doors open 6:50pm
Dostoevsky’s short story White Nights, set in St. Petersburg, begins with a quotation from the poem “The Flower” by Ivan Turgenev:
“And was it his destined part / Only one moment in his life / To be close to your heart? / Or was he fated from the start / to live for just one fleeting instant, / within the purlieus of your heart.”
And so a story of hope, hidden emotions, unrequited love and heartbreak unfolds. It is astonishing that with such a storyline, an opera hasn’t already been written for it.
- We are doing the second best thing. Inspired by the story, we will bring together some incredible pieces of music from Russia, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.
- Playing a selection of music from the likes of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Balakirev, we have Raya Kostova on piano, soprano Mari Wyn Williams, and baritone Thomas Humphreys.
- Tickets available here