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Zaurbek Gugkaev (Conductor)

Zaurbek Gugkaev was born in Vladikavkaz. In 2004 he graduated from the Vladikavkaz School of the Arts. He is currently a fourth-year student at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (faculty of opera and symphony conducting, class of Professor Leonid Korchmar). He has worked with various orchestras in St Petersburg, among them the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Orchestra of the St Petersburg Conservatoire and the Orchestra of the Children’s Philharmonic. Collaborates with the St Petersburg House of Music. In 2010 he performed in the cycle Music of the Stars with the Orchestra of the State Philharmonic in Mineralnye Vody in the Caucasus and young Russian soloists Alyona Bayeva (violin), Nikita Borisoglebsky (violin), Vyacheslav Gryaznov (piano) and Alexei Stadler (cello) and at the Stars of the White Nights Festival with the Mariinsky Orchestra.

Events with Zaurbek Gugkaev (Conductor)

Le nozze di Figaro had its premiere in 1786 at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Lorenzo da Ponte – with wh...Show more
Le nozze di Figaro had its premiere in 1786 at the Burgtheater in Vienna. Lorenzo da Ponte – with whom Mozart later collaborated on Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte – created the libretto. It was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’ controversial play Le Mariage de Figaro, which was banned in Vienna due to its seditious content. David McVicar’s acclaimed production sets the action in a French chateau in 1830 on the eve of revolution, amplifying the opera’s undercurrents of class tension. The entire household is drawn into the notoriously complex plot, which covers all shades of human emotion: spirited playfulness, such as when Figaro sends Cherubino off to war in ‘Non più andrai’, is combined with heartfelt despair, such as the Countess’s grief at her husband’s infidelity in 'Dove sono i bei momenti'. But affection and fidelity prevail in this most warm-hearted of operas: the Count’s plea for forgiveness in the final act, ‘Contessa, perdono’, is one of the most moving moments in opera. Full info

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