The Magic Crystal
The richest collection of Chaliapin's heritage from the funds of A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theater Museum at the "Magic Crystal of Fyodor Chaliapin" exhibition. The exhibition is open until July 25, 2012.
The theatre and life of the great singer, its legends and facts deployed in the sparkling facets in the exhibition "Magic Crystal of Fyodor Chaliapin".
For the first time in corpore the "Chaliapin Pedigree" by O. Vinogradov, a member of the Vyatka Branch of the Inter-Regional Chaliapin center.
The unique poster of the first solo performance of Fyodor Chaliapin in the Semyonov-Samarskiy company in Ufa, which is preserved in a single copy, in the exhibition space marks the beginning of the creative career of the artist and the first rays of his future fame.
A special page of creative biography of Fyodor Chaliapin is his performances in the "Russian Seasons" by Sergei Diaghilev. The exhibition presents sketches of the scenery for the play by Konstantin Yuon for "Boris Godunov" performance with the autograph of Chaliapin, a programme of the season in 1909, memories of Vladimir Telyakovskiy on preparations for the premiere in Paris.
Chaliapin and creator of the first orchestra of Russian folk instruments Vasily Andreev, Chaliapin in the Moscow Private Russian Opera of S. Mamontov, Chaliapin and a poet and writer Nicholai Teleshov... The kaleidoscope of artistic impressions and discoveries ofthe singer is presented at the exhibition.
The album and photo autographed by Fyodor Chaliapin for A.A. Bakhrushin are the evidence of a special trust of the great singer to famous philanthropist.
The exhibition takes place in Moscow, Bakhrushin st., 31/12 (metro station 'Paveletskaya').