Being the successor of the great Russian opera tradition, “Helikon-opera” theatre is always open to the new and ready for the experiments. The partnership of Helikon and Cronwell was born at the crossroads of traditions and newest tendencies. A unique chance for Miraggio guests to meet with highest music standards and for the singers to perform in Greece was realized with the help of the partners: “We did our best to support the project with no parallel in Greece, says Roman Sarbash, ELION CLUB VIP direction manager. – It is a unique idea and a unique performance. The singers of the highest rank brought to Greece the art of the world scale. We are witnessing the birth of a wonderful festival, which, I hope, will grow to the symbol of Miraggio”.
6 bright shows were presented within the festival program – 6 concerts, costume performances with strong staging. The guests, many of whom came directly for the festival, were excited to welcome the daily shows: “Opera masterpieces”, “Operetta and musical highlights”, “Kalinka in Miraggio”, “Coffee cantata”, “Love forever”. Especially for the young guests of the resort they prepared a bright show “Cartoons opera”, consisting of the songs from favorite cartoons and films.
"The festival of concerts and performances of the Helikon Opera Theater in the first-class Greek resort Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort was a great success," says Dmitry Bertman, artistic director of the Helikon Opera Theater. - For the artists, these tours have become one more confirmation of the long-standing friendship between our companies. Rest in a stunning hotel, Greek nature, friendly attitude of the organizers and the public - all this became for the artists of "Helikon" a real holiday and helped to hold performances at a high professional and emotional level! Art in Greece has always been a big and main part of the mentality of people! We believe that for the Greeks and guests of the Festival the theater's performances have become a real festive gift and we hope that the Festival of "Helikon" in Greece will become a tradition. On behalf of all participants of the tour, we express our gratitude to the organizers for the warm soul atmosphere, the highest service and the impeccable organization of the Festival."
Helikon was presented by the brightest stars of the theatre – Maya Barkovskaya, Julija Scherbakova, Alexandra Kovalevich, Ivan Gyngazov, Vitaly Fomin, Konstantin Brzhinsky, Dmitry Skorikov. They were accompanied by the ballet dancer Ksenia Lisanskaya, concert master Vladimir Radionov and the chorus. “I was so much impressed by Greece, - shares her delight Maya Barkovskaya. – The nature, the sea, the air… I simply fell in love with Miraggio and everybody here!”
It should as well be mentioned the stage decoration, established in the lobby terrace with the sea as the background. Vitaly Trofimov, the stage designer took a risk to decorate the stage with most unexpected elements - chairs, umbrellas, tree branches and even Russian scarves: «Avant-garde for me is an opportunity to do something different from everyday life. Moreover, the stage space allows to change the rules of the game. And I’m very happy that Helikon has the same point of view”.
Not only tourists and opera lovers came to see the show with their own eyes – there were a lot of famous people as well. «It was Greece, where theatre was born, - says Ekaterina Krylova, the editor. – and if a hotel has an opportunity to provide the stage at the seaside to hear all those divine voices, this unique atmosphere appears”. Sergey Mayorov, a famous actor and tv presenter did not miss a single performance: “The public is delighted! Besides going to the beach or spa, the guests can enjoy the art. This is great!”
Miraggio Thermal Spa is a luxury resort for the whole family with its own thermal spring, combining peaceful relaxation with a rich cultural program. The hotels facilities allow to establish 4 professional stages for singers, musicians, orchestra and ballet dancers.
Cronwell Hotels & Resorts is one of the widest hotels chains in Northern Greece with more than 600 rooms. In Halkidiki it is presented by Rahoni Cronwell Park Hotel Adults Only, Cronwell Resort Sermillia, Cronwell Platamon Resort, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, which became part of Cronwell in 2017.