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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIES IN THE PUSHKIN MUSEUM IN MOSCOW

13 April 2022

Until the 31st of May the main building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents an exhibition dedicated to the Mummies of Ancient Egypt, the Art of Immortality. The exposition includes more than 400 exhibits, most of which visitors will see for the first time.
A LARGE-SCALE ART PROJECT IN HONOR OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY

06 April 2022

On the 4th of April the new art project was opened in Ivanovo - Tarkovsky.Return to the Motherland, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Andrei Tarkovsky. The exhibition features archival photography and audio recordings, as well as lectures by film critics devoted to the director's works.

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MONICA BELLUCCI IS TO PRESENT A PERFORMANCE IN MOSCOW AND SAINT-PETERSBURG

13 April 2022

In May 2022, Moscow and Saint Petersburg will host for the first time in Russia the premieres of the international project Maria Callas. Memories in Letters. A solo performance by Monica Bellucci will take place on the 27th of May at the Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint-Petersburg and on the 31st of May at the Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow. The performance will be shown in English with Russian subtitles.

Premiere of the show Maria Callas. Memories in Letters took place in 2019 at the Marigny theater in Paris. It is based on a documentary biographical film and a book directed by Tom Wolf, Maria Callas. Letters and Memoirs.

The play consists of three parts arranged in chronological order. From the first part, viewers will learn how in the 1950s the singer conquered prestigious opera houses in Europe and the United States and about her relationship with her husband, industrialist and philanthropist Giovanni Battista Meneghini. The second part of the production is dedicated to the 1960s: Maria Callas's encounter with Aristotle Onassis and their whirlwind romance. The performance will end with a story about the last years of the singer's life, full of nostalgia and loneliness.

Scenic solutions and lighting effects complement Monica Bellucci's transformation into the legendary opera singer. In the center of the stage is an exact copy of the sofa that was in Maria Callas's Parisian apartment and throughout the performance, Monica Bellucci wears the famous black dress that belonged to the singer herself. The production also features melodies and arias performed by Maria Callas.

Two years after the successful premiere in Paris, Athens, Milan and Rome, the show will now finally be shown in Russia. Monica Bellucci says that she is looking forward to presenting the performance to the Russian public.