White Nights St Petersburg

White Nights (Russia & Central Europe) – Fri 23 Oct 7:30pm

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