Evening of Mikhail Glinka with Elena Nikulshina

WHEN: February 5, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Russian Cultural Center Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX  77005)

Mikhail Glinka (June, 1, 1804 – February, 15, 1857) is universally considered the father of genuinely Russian music. He was the first to create romances, operas and other pieces
to the Russian theme using Russian folk motives. His most famous opera is Ivan Susanin. He also wrote romances based on poetry of Pushkin, Mickevich and other poets.

Elena Nikulshina is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia.  As a soloist of the St Petersburg Concert, she sang over 500 performances. Ms. Nikulshina – Fray was a soloist with Knoxville Opera Company, TN. Her repertoire includes Leonora in Il Trоvatore, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Lisa in Queen Of Spades, and Yaroslavna in Prince Igor. She also appears with several chamber music orchestras.

In the program: introduction by Ekaterina Ryndina; excerpts from the opera Ruslan and Ludmila – rare video of performance by Kirov’s Theater; romances – Elena Nikulshina.

Champaigne will be served.

Admission is $15/RCC members $12

Purchase your tickets in advance, as seating is limited.

For more information: 713.395.3301 or rcc@ourtx.com

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

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