International Opera Festival Named After Feodor Chaliapin

The bulk of the programme of the International Opera Festival named after Feodor Chaliapin, held since 1982, is made up of the productions of the Musa Jalil Opera and Ballet House, featuring guest soloists and conductors, including many Russian and international greats: Hibla Gerzmava, Dmitry Khvorostovsky, Mikhail Kazakov, Albina Shagimuratova, Mikhail Pletnev, Valery Gergiyev. All of the local opera house's new productions are always on the programme. The event culminates in a grandiose gala concert.