Information Letter for Directors of the Opera Theatres and Opera Agencies

Founded in 2009 the International Festival of Arts «DIAGHILEV. P.S.» in St Petersburg has become a major cultural event for this city.

The name of Sergey Diaghilev stands out in the history of culture as a great discoverer of talent. The lives of many legendary artists of the ХХ century would have been different if it was not for him. The great impresario gave them the CHANCE to leave their trace in the history of music and theatre.

This year the DIAGHILEV.P.S. Festival starts a new project «Diaghilev Audition». The idea is to give a chance to young talented opera singers to present themselves to directors of the leading opera theatres and well-known producers.

Auditions will be held in the St Petersburg Capella on the 20-21st of November. The number of the singers will be limited and their professional level high: only winners of international vocal competitions and artists who have already sung on major international stages will be invited. We invisage that most of the singers taking part in the auditions will be Russian but we will welcome any performers from abroad who want to take part.

All the opera directors, agents and impresarios who come to this audition are invited to attend the concerts of the DIAGHILEV.P.S. Festival.

The Festival will invite not less than 20 Opera houses to take part and will pay for the stay of their representatives (19-22 November) in the Hotel Corinthia St Petersburg. If the interest in the ‘audition’ is high, all directors of the operas and opera agencies who want to come but register after the official number is full, will be offered special hotel prices with a big discount.

If you need a visa to enter Russia, Hotel Corinthia St Petersburg will provide you the necessary documents in order to obtain it. The organizers of the Festival will provide transfer service from airport to hotel.

We kindly ask the experts to inform us about your interest to participate in the «Diaghilev Audition in advance by email to Ekaterina Sirakanian at

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further assistance.


Information for opera singers, who would like to take part in the «Diaghilev Audition», you can find here.

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