The legend goes that when the Mongols approached Kitezh Grad, its citizens did not even try to defend themselves, as they fully trusted in God’s protection. They prayed together until, in front of the astonished invaders, the whole town submerged under the waters of Lake Svetloyar until nothing was seen but the cross on the golden dome of the cathedral. It is said that only those who are pure in their heart and soul will find their way to Kitezh.
A programme of operatic arias and ensembles from Russian operas, based on Russian fairy tales and folklore, is performed by OperaCoast soloists. This performance is a highlight of the Sing Russian course, run annually by OperaCoast and design to enable non-Russian speaking professional singers to perform Russian repertoire in the original language.
In 2016 we are working in collaboration with Brighton-based company Filmspot creating a series of unique animations that will be a part of our performance. The animation will be projected inside and outside of our performing venue on the night of the performance.