Metropolitan Opera Soloist Performs at Shorefront Y

A performance by Mikhail Svetlov (Source:

Principal soloist from the Bolshoi Theater and Metropolitan Opera, Mikhail Svetlov, will perform “The Cosmos, the Singer and the Stars,” May 22,  5 p.m. at the Shorefront YM-YWHA, 3300 Coney Island Avenue.

The Grammy-nominated bass, who performs in Russian and English, will showcase some of the classic masterpieces from his world vocal repertoire, a satirical mini-opera by Dmitri Shostakovich, “Anti-Formalist Rayok” (“The Peep-show”), and the premiere of two new Russian romances by internationally acclaimed composer Dennis Dougherty.

The program also features a dialogue between Svetlov and J. David Jackson, an assistant conductor of at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Svetlov, nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award for his interpretation of the music of Igor Stravinsky, is the first Russian bass to ever perform the title roles in Don Giovanni and The Flying Dutchman.

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