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by NEIL MacFARQUHAR March 7, 2017

A DESCENDENT’S DARING HOMAGE 

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Marita Phillips, who wrote the libretto for the opera “Pushkin: Poet and Czar,” at the Novaya Opera Theater in Moscow. Credit James Hill for The New York Times

MOSCOW – Marita Phillips grew up in England aware of her Russian ancestry, yet not fully realizing that her bloodline sprang from the two men who dominated the Russian Empire in the early 19th century…

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An amazing premiere of “Poet and Tsar” opera was held at the Kolobov New Opera     05.02.2017

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Opera “the Poet and the King”, striking in its depth and passion, was firstly performed at Kolobov New Opera on 04 February 2017 during the Epiphany festival. Music was created by a Russian composer Konstantin Boyarsky, and a libretto was written by English writer Marita Phillips….

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