Russian barihunk Oleg Loza will perform a "Music of Love" recital at the Feodor Chaliapin Estate in Moscow on September 22nd, named after the great Russian bass. He will be joined by Natalia Peshekhonova at the piano.
The concert is in the Novinsky Boulevard home that Chaliapin bought in 1937, while he was at the height of his powers, and includes his Bechstein grand piano, theatrical costumes, playbills, and posters. Chaliapin and his wife, the Italian ballet dancer Iola Tornagi, hosted some of the greatest figures of the time at their home, including Sergei Rachmaninov, Leonid Sobinov, Maxim Gorky, Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Korovin and Konstantin Stanislavsky.
Feodor Chaliapin sings Glinka's "Doubt":
The recital will include music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka, Dargomyzhsky and Schubert. Tickets are available online.
Loza is a former member of the International Opernstudio at Opernhaus Zurich who made his professional debut at the Moscow Conservatoire Opera Theatre.