Golden Mask 2018 for Alexey Sioumak

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Composer Alexey Sioumak has received the most prestigious Russian theater award ‘Golden Mask’ for his opera ‘Cantos’ in the Best Composer’s Work in Theater category on April 15 at the award ceremony in the Bolshoi Theater (Moscow)…   

Cantos’, a production by Perm Opera and Ballet Theater composed by Alexey Sioumak and performed under famous conductor Teodor Currentzis, has got its world premiere in December 2016 in Perm and immediately got a huge attention by public and press. Press call it performance–mysteria. It has been staged by well-known Russian stage director Semen Aleksandrovsky, who has been also the Light Director. Cantos has been nominated for Golden Mask in 7 categories. The Golden Mask is a National Theatre Award established in 1993 for productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta, musical, and puppet theatre. Golden Mask is also an all-Russian Performing Arts Festival that takes place in Moscow in the spring of each year, presenting the most significant performances from all over Russia. The main festival program includes Russian productions, selected by experts from among the premieres of the previous season and nominated for the Golden Mask Award. During the festival the two juries – one for drama and one for musical theatre – composed of recognized Russian actors, directors, conductors, choreographers and theatre critics – decide on the winners of the Golden Mask Award in over thirty nominations. The Awards are made at the Golden Mask Awards Ceremony in mid April.

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