We are presenting the participants of “Diaghilev P.S.”-2023: The Poet’s Love

“Diaghilev P. S.”-2023 will open with a traditional musical program. On November 13, the State Chapel will host “The Poet’s Love”, a new author’s concert program by Alexei Goribol, a pianist and music producer, a friend and frequent participant of the Festival. We are pleased to present the Master’s musical evening.


Alexei Goribol is one of Russia’s most interesting classical musicians. Each of his programs is an exquisite intellectual exercise and offers an individual view even on familiar works to the listeners. The Master is no stranger to interest in the theater: he participates in productions and brings theatrical elements into his concerts. The regular audience of Diaghilev P. S. remember Goribol at the piano during the “L.A.D.” ballet evening of Ural Opera Ballet to the music of Leonid Desyatnikov and “The Masquerade Ball”, his subtle, elegant piano program, which graced the last year Festival. It allowed the audience to hear Diaghilev the producer and Diaghilev the music lover in a new way, to get acquainted with the French composers largely discovered by the impresario by inviting to collaborate with the Russian Ballet.


Goribol is always a source of energy, without which the existence of any living ensemble interaction is impossible. No matter how many fine musicians there are on stage, they are plugged into Goribol as if into a socket.

The Muzykalnaya Zhizn about “The Masquerade Ball” evening


“The Poet’s Love”, the new author’s program, opens Diaghilev P. S. and enters into a dialogue with one of the program’s events: “The Judgment of Paris. Birth of a Goddess” exhibition at the Sheremetiev Palace – the Museum of Music. The bill of the theatrical evening includes works by romantic composers Carl Maria von Weber, Robert Schumann, Russian representative of this style Anton Arensky, Gustav Mahler who is called “the last romantic”, and authors of the 20th – 21st centuries of different movements, Sergei Prokofiev, Isaac Dunaevsky and Leonid Desyatnikov. The pieces correspond to the heroines – women divas, public favorites, objects of long-term adoration: Tamara Karsavina, Maya Plisetskaya, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, Anna Akhmatova. Many of them will also become the heroines of “The Judgment of Paris” exhibition dedicated to the fates of the “goddesses” of the artistic circles of the 20th century. Each of them is a phenomenon and a muse who will uncover herself through her musical epoch.

“The Poet’s Love” will unite Alexei Goribol at the piano, baritone Boris Pinkhasovich, soprano Albina Latipova, pianist Pavel Konovalov, musicAeterna soloists Vladislav Pesin and Alexei Zhilin and Taras Bibich, actor of the Tovstonogov BDT.


To hear “the music of muses”, follow our announcements. Ticket sales for all Festival events will begin on 20 September.