A Musical Tour of the Baltic Sea

9 days / 8 nights
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    A Musical Tour of the Baltic Sea

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 10 May 2020 to 18 May 2020
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Stockholm
    Arrival Port : Copenhagen

    Ship : LE BELLOT

    • Ref : E100520

    In partnership with Radio Classique

    PONANT invites you to discover St Petersburg and other cities steeped in history of the Baltic Sea.

    From Stockholm, embark aboard Le Bellot for a 9-day cruise, including 2 exceptional days in the former capital of the Tsars.

    Your first port of call will be Tallinn, a site that was important for the Hanseatic League in the Baltic Sea around the 13th century. UNESCO Heritage Site, this once opulent city still has remarkably well-preserved ramparts, public buildings, merchant houses and warehouses.

    Your ship will then head to St Petersburg. Architectural gems in the Baroque style, churches with domes so elaborate they seem otherworldly, palaces, gardens, canals, and the famous "perspectives" that criss-cross the city: at each street corner a new theatrical decor is revealed. We invite you to visit this colourful city where the atmosphere is rich with the splendour of the Tsars and the traces of the Russian Enlightenment.

    You will also visit Helsinki. Located on a peninsula surrounded by almost 300 islands, the verdant capital of Finland will charm you with its Art Nouveau architecture. Next comes Gdansk, nicknamed ‘the Golden Gate of Poland’: an opportunity for you to dive deep into the fascinating history of a city that was once a significant trading port, and to discover the virtues of amber.

    After this final port of call, Le Bellot will head for Copenhagen, your disembarkation port.

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    Highlights

    • A musical cruise in partnership with RADIO CLASSIQUE, in the presence of Alain Duault, and with an exceptional musical line-up to rediscover the finest masterpieces of Russian music.
    • From Stockholm to Copenhagen, discovering the most precious treasures of the Baltic Sea.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: from Helsinki, the sea fortress of Suomenlinna, the historic centre of Saint Petersburg and its many monuments, the old town of Tallinn, the Hanseatic town of Visby.
    • Discover four European capitals on the same cruise: Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
    • Visit the colourful and opulent city of Saint-Petersburg, where the atmosphere is still rich with the splendour of the Tsars and the traces of the Russian Enlightenment.

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    Prestige Deck 4

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    • 1 stateroom for people with reduced mobility.
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    Prestige Deck 5

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    • 1 stateroom for people with reduced mobility.
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    Prestige Deck 6

    • Area : 19 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 4m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
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    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
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    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    • 2 staterooms of 27.5 m² with a private balcony of 6 m² for people with reduced mobility.
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    Deluxe Suite Deck 3

    • Area : 27 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 sofa
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
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    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 5 Suite

    • Area : 38 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 guests per stateroom
    • 8m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 tall sofa
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi.
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    Prestige Deck 6 Suite

    • Area : 38 m²
    • Capacity : up to 4 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 tall sofa Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi
    •  Butler service.
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    Privilege Suite Deck 6

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 sofa
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi
    •  Butler service.
    Price Ponant Bonus
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    Privilege Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 32 m²
    • Capacity : up to 3 guests per stateroom
    • Private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • 1 sofa
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet access wifi
    •  Butler service.
    Price Ponant Bonus
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    Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 40m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    •  Butler service.
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    Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 40m² private balcony
    • Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed or twin beds
    • Bathtub
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • Satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    •  Butler service.
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    Owner's Suite

    • Area : 45 m²
    • Capacity : up to 2 guests per stateroom
    • 30mprivate balcony
    •  Individually-controlled air-conditioning
    • King-size bed
    • or twin beds
    • Shower & Bathtub + Jacuzzi on terrace
    • Minibar
    • Flat screen
    • satellite TV
    • Desk with stationery
    • Ipod(TM) players
    • Video on demand
    • safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath robes
    • Satellite direct line telephone
    • 110/220 volts outlet
    • French bath products
    • 24hr room service
    • Internet acces wifi
    •  Butler service
    • 1 private transfer (round trip): Airport - Hotel - Port
    • 1 free hour of Spa treatments
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    LE BELLOT

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the fifth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    10 May 2020 – Tallinn

    Stockholm

    Embarkation 10/05/2020 from 15H00 to 16H00 . Departure 10/05/2020 at 17H00 .

    The capital of Sweden occupies an archipelago in the east of the country at the junction of Mälar Lake and the Baltic sea. In Gamla stan, meaning “old town” in Swedish, you can stroll at your leisure in picturesque medieval streets until you reach the majestic Royal Palace. On the green island of Djurgården, you can visit several very different kinds of cultural centres: the Vasa museum is dedicated to a 17th century three-mast, the ecomuseum of Skansen presents traditional customs, and the ABBA museum is dedicated to the legendary pop group. For a fantastic, all-encompassing view of Stockholm, you can take a ride in SkyView, a glass-encased sphere gondola that takes you to the top of the world’s largest building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark.

    11 May 2020 – Tallinn

    11 May 2020 – Tallinn

    Arrival 11/05/2020 midday. Departure 11/05/2020 late afternoon.

    Opening onto the Baltic sea, to the far north of Estonia, the town of Tallin will win you over with the picturesque charm of its architecture. You can meander through its little streets in the heart of the medieval centre where its gothic town hall has been standing since 1404. To get a taste of this town’s rich past, you can also visit the Kiek in de Kök tower, the Orthodox Alexander Nevski cathedral, or Toompea castle. Try some of the local dishes, such as the smoked herring, roast elk and salmon with wild berries. 

    12 May 2020 – Saint Petersburg

    12 May 2020 – Saint Petersburg

    Arrival 12/05/2020 early morning. Departure 12/05/2020.

    Founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg has kept its original aura and is still one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Bathed by the waters of the Neva, the “Venice of the North” boasts an impressive wealth of historic and artistic features. From the emblematic Nevsky Propect, the city’s main thoroughfare, exploring the city by foot is a pleasure. With its baroque cathedrals, imperial palaces, suspended bridges, theatres and museums, Saint Petersburg is a jewel of a city. To make the experience even quainter, take a boat ride along the canals though the ancient capital of the Czars.

    13 May 2020 – Saint Petersburg

    13 May 2020 – Saint Petersburg

    Arrival 13/05/2020. Departure 13/05/2020 late afternoon.

    Founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg has kept its original aura and is still one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Bathed by the waters of the Neva, the “Venice of the North” boasts an impressive wealth of historic and artistic features. From the emblematic Nevsky Propect, the city’s main thoroughfare, exploring the city by foot is a pleasure. With its baroque cathedrals, imperial palaces, suspended bridges, theatres and museums, Saint Petersburg is a jewel of a city. To make the experience even quainter, take a boat ride along the canals though the ancient capital of the Czars.

    14 May 2020 – Helsinki

    14 May 2020 – Helsinki

    Arrival 14/05/2020 early morning. Departure 14/05/2020 mid afternoon.

    Seated in the southern peninsula of Finland, Helsinki offers the buzz of a cosmopolitan city that has opted for both elegance and beauty. Explore its historical centre where the soft hues of neoclassical buildings are juxtaposed with spectacular modern constructions. The bustling Kallio district is teeming with boutiques and restaurants where you can taste some local specialities like graavilohi - a sweet, marinated, aromatic salmon dish. Keskuspuisto park, a stone’s throw from the centre, is a good place to sit and unwind.

    15 May 2020 – Visby, Gotland

    15 May 2020 – Visby, Gotland

    Arrival 15/05/2020 midday. Departure 15/05/2020 late afternoon.

    This old Hanseatic city lies to the west coast of Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic sea. Pass through the spectacular Visby fortifications at Dalmans gate and visit the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll discover the grand Visby homes of rich merchants as well as the lovely low wooden houses in the little cobbled streets. Don’t miss Saint Mary’s cathedral with its octagonal steeples, as well as Powder tower along the fortifications. Make sure you stop over in one of the rose-adorned cafés; indeed roses abound in this town where you can taste one of the island’s specialities, namely saffron pancakes with red fruit.

    16 May 2020 – Gdansk

    16 May 2020 – Gdansk

    Arrival 16/05/2020 midday. Departure 16/05/2020 late afternoon.

    This ravishing city on the Baltic sea is nicknamed “the golden door of Poland”, and you’ll understand why when you see its beautiful Hanseatic architecture. You’ll be charmed by the mouldings and gables that enhance the colourful façades of the houses. Along the Vistula Quays, you can take a pleasant stroll among the crafts shops. In elegant Mariacka street, the amber jewellers will most certainly tempt you into their boutiques. You can visit the church of Saint-Mary and its astronomic clock. Not far, the majestic Long Market square offers the famous Artus Court and the rich Gdansk History Museum.

    17 May 2020 – At sea

    17 May 2020 – At sea

    Arrival 17/05/2020. Departure 17/05/2020.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    18 May 2020▸17 May 2020 – Copenhagen

    Copenhagen

    Disembarkation 18/05/2020 at 07H00 .

    Connected to the far eastern side of Sealand island, a few kilometres away from the Swedish coasts, Copenhagen offers you the high colour of Scandinavian capitals. You can discover the city's riches that weaves through the canal networks through the historical districts of Christiansborg and Nyhavn. Many palaces provide an apercu of Danish history. For eating, you can try out the smorebrod, a traditional dish composed of several kinds of smoked fish.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • Russia: A group visa will be supplied only for those guests participating in PONANT organized tours or private arrangements and will cover you for their duration only.

      If you want to explore St. Petersburg independently, you will need to obtain a visa prior to departure and at your own additional expense.

    Theme

    Music

    Music

    Discover the delights of our cultural cruises where music takes centre stage, combining sumptuous scenery and exceptional artistic heritages.

    A waterborne musical journey

    Whether you are a fan of instrumental classical music or opera, or you prefer jazz or Celtic melodies, why not enjoy a different and very special experience aboard a PONANT ship? Set sail for a luxury cruise combining the charms of music and the sea.

    These cultural cruises, where the tempo is set by concerts on land or at sea as well as a series of conferences, bring together music lovers and artists around a shared passion: music.

    An exceptional selection of artists*

    Aboard the ships, our guests of honour, all well-known artists, talented performers and brilliant virtuosos will share their knowledge and their passion in an accessible and intimate way.

    According to the theme of each cruise, PONANT welcomes prestigious artists, be they pianists, violinists, singers and more.

    Come and share alongside them the refined adventure of a PONANT musical cruise.

     

    *See the list of guests of honour present during your cruise in the “Guests” tab.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Alain Duault

    Alain Duault

    The novelist, poet, journalist, musicologist and radio and television presenter Alain Duault has been sharing his passion for and knowledge of classical music for more than 30 years. Considered to be one of the greatest opera specialists in France he is now President of the Prix Pelléas jury, and has been made an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et Lettres.

    Alain Duault studied literature, philosophy and psycho-analysis in Paris, then musicology and piano. His first TV appearance was as a guest of Bernard Pivot for his book of poems, Colorature. This led to a number of radio programmes dedicated to classical music, notably on RTL, the radio station where Alain Duault would be “Mr Classical Music” for 22 years, before joining Radio Classique with daily slots until 2018. A role that he also took on for the France 3 television channel, presenting a number of exceptional programmes (masterclasses with Ruggero Raimondi in the Salle Gaveau, Musiques en fête at the Chorégies d’Orange festival…).

    In 1999, he conceived and presented Intégrale Chopin (225 works, 60 pianists), broadcast on France 3. Then in 2001, he wrote and performed an ambitious and very popular show, Verdi, une passion, un destin (with Jean Piat and 250 musicians). In the wake of this success, he wrote and performed two other shows:  Victor Hugo, la légende d’un siècle in 2002 and Rencontre avec George Sand (with Marie-Christine Barrault) in 2004 and 2005.

    Alain Duault also puts his writing skills to the service of classical music. The author of a number of books, including Dans la peau de Maria Callas, (Le Passeur Éditeur, 2014, pocket edition, 2017), Dictionnaire amoureux illustré de l’Opéra (Plon Gründ, 2016), Ce léger rien des choses qui ont fui, poetry (Gallimard 2017), he also writes editorials for Classica.

    Language spoken: French

     

    Photo credit: Laurent Rouvrais @Radio Classique 

    Natalia Morozova

    The Russian pianist Natalia Morozova was born in Moscow and began her piano studies at the age of six at the Rachmaninoff School.

    She attended the Tchaikovski State Conservatory with the pianist Tigran Alikhanov, himself a student of the great Russian pianist Lev Oborin.

    She pursued piano studies at the same conservatory with professors Victor Mergianov and Alexander Mdoyantz while studying chamber music with Tigran Alikhanov.

    In 2001, she graduated with highest honors and went on to defend her doctoral dissertation in 2003 with similar excellent results.

    Between 2003 and 2005 she took advanced courses at the Chamber Music International School of the Trio of Trieste in Duino, Italy.

    Natalia Morozova has received several international prizes:

    • 1997 First Prize at the Nikolaj Rubinstein International Competition in Moscow;
    • 1999 Absolute First Prize as soloist and Absolute First and Special Prizes for duo at the Tenth International Competition for Young Pianists “Rome 99” in Italy; First and Special Prizes at the Taneyev International Chamber Music Competition in Kaluga, Russia;
    • 2001 First Prize at the Reding-Piette International Competition in Neufchatel, Switzerland for duo with Vitalj Younitskj and later the same year she took Second Prize – no first prize was awarded – at the Provincia di Caltanissetta International Competition in Italy;
    • 2002 First Prize at the Isole Borromee International Competition and First Prize for duo at the Camillo Togni International Competition in Gussago, Italy.

     

    Natalia Morozova has honed her skills by playing both as a soloist and with orchestras across Europe. She has recently produced recordings with the Basel Sinfonietta, the Ekaterinburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Vladimir Ziva and Marcello Mottadelli, and the Moscow Soloists under the direction of Yuri Bashmet.

    She has performed in many recitals as soloist and as part of chamber music ensembles in Russia (Moscow, Archangel, Viatka, Kaluga and Yekaterinburg), Switzerland (in Geneva for Radio Suisse Romande, Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds, Newyear Music Festival in Gstaad) and Italy (Annibale di Francia Theatre, Messina ; Giuseppe Verdi Theatre, Trieste ; Savoia Theatre, Campobasso ; Puccini Theatre, Merano ; and the Alfieri Theatre, Turin).

    In Italy she has given concerts as part of various music festivals, including Bari, Sulmona, Monopoli, Savona, Pieve di Cadore, Venice, and Verona.

    She has performed in the Cappella Paolina of the Quirinal Palace in Rome for Rai 3 television ; Tsubasio Theatre in Spello as part of the Umbriamusicfest ; Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria ; Chelsea Arts Club in London ; Slovenia ; Croatia, Lettonia, Bulgary, and many French musical venues, including Sorèze, Castle-Abbey of Cassan, Bardou, Château de Padiès, Moulin d’Ande, and the Festival Mélomania in Paris, Le Festival de Musique de Richelieu, Z’estivales – MoZ’aïque (Festivals d’été du Havre).

    Since 2010 Natalia Morozova has been a member of the scientific committee of the international “Primavera Musicale” project at the Discanto Academy of Arts in Verona, Italy, where she conducts a master class.

    Sought out as piano accompanist for her sensitivity and great skill in working with singers, she was selected to be part of the International Music Tournament (TIM) taking place in Europe. Since 2012 is part of the jury of the international competition “UmbriaMusicFest”, Italy.

    As chamber music partners, we can remember: Maxim Vengerov, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Michael Guttman, Francois Salque, Anton Martinov, Nadejda Tokareva, Vitaly Younitsky, Carlo Colombara, Anna Serova, Nikita Borisoglebsky.

    Constantly seeking new forms of expression and knowledge, Natalia Morozova’s repertoire has only continued to increase in the fields of baroque music and modern sonority.

    Languages spoken: Russian, Italian, English, French

     

    Photo credit: ARR

    Elena Galitskaya

    Elena Galitskaya

    Elena Galitskaya was born in Dimitrovgrad, Russia and is now based in Paris. She originally studied choral conducting at Dimitrovgrad Conservatory before deciding to study singing. In 2007 she graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts.

    In 2009, Elena made her operatic debut with Opéra de Lyon, singing Lyusya in the Shostakovich operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki and was immediately re-engaged to sing Laurie Moss in Aaron Copland The Tender Land (2010). Since then, roles at Lyon have included Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Così fan tutte, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (2011), Frasquita in Carmen (2012), Italian Singer in Capriccio (2013), Ilia in Mozart Idomeneo (2015) and Eurydice in Gluck Orphée et Eurydice (2015).

    Recent roles include her debut at Opera Graz to sing Contessa di Folleville in Il Viaggio à Reims, Pamina in Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Lisette in La Rondine for Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse). In 2018, Elena also made her opera debut with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Echo in the new Katie Mitchell Production of Ariadne auf Naxos.

    Other roles include Fiorilla in Rossini Il Turco in Italia in Christopher Alden’s production for Opéra de Dijon; Italian Singer in Strauss Capriccio for the Theater an der Wien and La Monnaie; Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito for Drottningholms Slottsteater, Sweden. She has also had roles in Monteverdi L’Orfeo for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy conducted by Christophe Rousset; Sophie in Massenet Werther at the Teatro Verdi, Trieste and Echo in the Opéra National de Lorraine in Ariadne auf Naxos.

    Plans this season and beyond include her role debut as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte for La Monnaie, Brussels; Pamina in Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos in Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris (a revival of the acclaimed Festival d’Aix-en-Provence production directed by Katie Mitchell) and a return invitation for Opera de Dijon Carmen, performing the role of Micaela, in a new production directed by Florentine Klepper. She will also be Nanetta in Falstaff in La Monnaie in a next future.

    On the concert platform, Elena has sung Mozart Requiem, Bach St John Passion, Mendelssohn Elijah, Schubert Mass in C, Honegger Jeanne d’Arc and Mahler Symphony no 8, working with conductors including James Conlon, Yuri Temirkanov, Krzysztof Penderecki, Dmitri Jurowski, Kirill Karabits and Thomas Sanderling. She has also appeared regularly with the Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov.

    A keen recitalist, Elena has sung the lieder of Schumann, Strauss and Wolf and the songs of Fauré, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Taneev and Rimsky-Korsakov at venues including the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, De Singel Arts Centre, Antwerp, Opéra National de Lorraine and also in Paris, Liège, Nantes, Brussels and Bratislava.

    The recipient of several awards, in 2011 Elena won the Belgian Radio and Television Audience Prize at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth International Singing Competition in Brussels. In 2010 she became an HSBC Laureate of the Académie Européenne de Musique of the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix en Provence and also was awarded a special prize at the International Francisco-Vinas Competition in Barcelona.

    Languages spoken: French, English, Russian

     

    Photo credit: ARR

    Anastasia Kobekina

    Anastasia Kobekina

    One of the most promising talents of her generation, Anastasia Kobekina had her debut with orchestra at the age of six, since then she performed already with many renowned orchestras such as Moscow Virtuosi, Kremerata Baltica, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the Toulouse Symphony Orchestra and many others - under guidance of Krzysztov Penderecki, Heinrich Schiff, Vladimir Spivakov and Valery Gergiev.

    In 2018 she became a “New Generation Artist “of the BBC 3 Radio Scheme and was also awarded the Prix Thierry Scherz and the Prix André Hoffmann at the Swiss Winter Music Festival “Sommets musicaux de Gstaad”, which includes a recording with orchestra for the Swiss recording label Claves.

    One of the main activities and passion of young cellist is chamber music, she has been participant of many festivals performing with such artists as Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Giovanni Sollima, Denis Matsuev, Fazil Say, Vladimir Spivakov and Andras Schiff.

    Born into a family of musicians, she received her first cello lessons at the age of four at her home town Ekaterinburg, the capital of Ural part of Russia. She completed her studies at the Central Music school in Moscow and then was invited to study at the famous Kronberg Academy in Germany with Frans Helmerson. Currently she is student of Jerome Pernoo at the Conservatoire of Paris.

    Anastasia performs on a violoncello by Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini dating from 1745.

    Languages spoken: German, English, Russian 

     

    Photo credit: Dmitri Kamanin

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