Presentation and Meeting of Soloist “Queen of Spades”

WHEN: March 31, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $10, RCC members – $8

Guests: Maria Markina, mezzo soprano, Vasily Ladyuk, baritone and representatives of
Houston Grand Opera.

Maria Markina is alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. She appeared in Verdi’s  Simon Boccanegra and Rigoletto, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and sang the  solo party in the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’s The Refuge. Ms. Markina  is a member of the ensemble at Hamburg State Opera in Germany, where she appears frequently in leading roles.

Vasily Ladyuk is a soloist of  Novaya Opera, Moscow. Since 2007 he has been a guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre. Mr. Ladyuk  performs at the Mariinsky Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the Houston Grand Opera and La Scala. His repertoire includes the leading parties in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Iolanta, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and in other famous operas.

In the program: presentation of the opera;  Q/A with the guests;  video- excerpts from the “Queen of Spades”- production of famous Opera Bastille with Vladimir Galuzine in leading role.

Advance tickets is recommended, as seating is limited.

Information: 713-395-3301 or e-mail

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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