Pippo Delbono, photo by Andrey Parfyonov
In the afternoon, journalists had a talk with the directors and actors of The Cow and Semyon plays performed within the framework of the Platonov Festival programme. Georgy Trostyanetsky, Evgenia Kolesnichenko and Kamilya Khusainova, directors from St. Petersburg, participated in the press conference. Irina Astafieva and Maria Rykova, a director and a scenographer from the Komi-Permyak Drama Theatre named after M. Gorky, were involved in the discussion with journalists as well.
The second press conference dealt with music. Christina Poulitsi and Dmitry Korchak, stars of the world opera, answered the journalists’ questions.
Besides, the Governor’s House Art Centre became a festival’s venue for the presentation of the new edition of Andrey Platonov’s Happy Moscow novel. It was issued by the Platonov Arts Festival. The artwork was done by Pavel Pepperstein.
In the evening, the "Macbeth. Film" play by Yuriy Butusov was performed in the Voronezh Concert Hall. Anton Adasinsky presented his Last Clown on Earth play at Voronezh Theatre For Young Spectators. A concert of Christina Poulitsi and Dmitry Korchak, the world opera stars, was held in the Opera and Ballet Theatre. The concert featured Voronezh Festival Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yuri Androsov.
Alyona Karas delivered a lecture "Pippo Delbono: Theatre as a distance between…" for the Tales of June spectators in the Chamber Theatre. After the lecture Pippo Delbono, the director and the performer of this play, appeared on stage.
The evening programme was followed by the film screening within the framework of the programme “Mikhail Chekhov in world’s cinema. A retrospective of films featuring a great actor” broadcast in the Governor’s House Art Centre. The audience saw a film by Grigory Ratov and Laslo Benedec called "Song of Russia".