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March 21 - April 21, 2019

To the 175th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Stravinsky  the exhibition "Unknown Stravinsky: the story of one voice" dedicated to the life and work of the famous opera singer, father of the composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky opened.

The exhibition is realized in the form of a total installation, where the viewer will be invited to make a journey into the "three universes" of Fyodor Stravinsky: family history, theatrical backstage and the personal world of the musician.

The first hall tells about the ancient Stravinsky family, presenting to the viewer's attention a genealogical tree dating back to the 16th century, Sulim's family coat of arms and the history of Fyodor Stravinsky's ancestors, as well as photographs of the family of Fyodor Ignatievich's wife, Anna Kirillovna Kholodovskaya.

Passing through the theater backstage into the second hall, the viewer will see a complete retrospective of the musician's creative life. The exposition space is accompanied by "theatrical programs" telling about the main events of the musician on the stage. The poster for the debut performance of Fyodor Stravinsky as Mephistophilus in Ch. Gounod's opera Faust, numerous photographs of the roles, handwritten scores and libretto with the musician's notes, scenery sketches, portraits of the composers with autographs and enthusiastic dedications unfold before the viewer in a kaleidoscope of skillful transformation and getting used to the most diverse characters - from Skula to Ivan the Terrible, from Mephistophilus to Holofernes. The exposition is complemented by a spatial installation by the artist Alexei Yakimenko, in which Fyodor Ignatievich will appear in all his famous theatrical images.

The third hall, dedicated to the personal world of the singer, is presented in the epistolary genre and testifies to the erudition and sensitivity of the musician. Each exhibit is accompanied by an excerpt from letters to Fyodor Stravinsky from relatives and friends, and a sound installation by Alexander Snegirev, where a modern writer voiced the musician's "diary" notes, creates a dialogue between text and sound, immersing the viewer in the nostalgic special intimate world of the singer. Here are personal photographs of Stravinsky, original letters, part of the legendary library, a collection of engravings, photographs of the musician's office in apartment No. 66 on the Kryukov Canal in St. Petersburg, and paintings and graphic works by Ekaterina Stravinskaya, Yuri Stravinsky and Dmitry Stelletsky.

All exhibits of the exhibition will be presented to the public for the first time.

The exhibition was realized with the participation of the Stravinsky family foundation.

Author and curator of the exhibition - Anastasia Kozachenko-Stravinskaya

The exhibition is open to visitors from March 22 to April 21, 2019.

House-Museum of M.N. Yermolova/ Theater Salon on Tverskoy Boulevard/

Address: Moscow, Tverskoy Boulevard, 11


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