Sergey Zakharov – a legendary Russian star from St. Petersburg is performing a very special candlelit evening of the classical Russian Romance ”Don’t go, stay with me!” in support of the Russian Language and Culture in the UK. Piano accompaniment by A. Kagan, Distinguished Artist of Russia.
A huge name in Russia, and amongst the Russian Community, Sergey Zakharov remains a hidden gem to British audiences. Zakharov has a unique, velveteen baritone voice. His magical appeal has always attracted mass audiences starting from his early years as a leading singer at the St. Petersburg Musical Theatre. He always plays amidst a sea of flowers from admirers. He has been soloist at the State Variety Orchestra under the directorship of Leonid Utesov. In 1996 Zakharov received the most prestigious award as a People’s Artist of Russia.
The forthcoming performance includes a selection of well-loved and timeless Russian classics, such as “I loved you” to lyrics by A. Pushkin, “I met you” to lyrics by F. Tutchev, “ Misty morning” to lyrics by I. Turgenev, “’Tis not you I love so ardently” to lyrics by M. Lermontov, “Troika”, ”Vdol po Piterskoy” (“Along Piterskaya Street”), “Ochi chornye”, and many other beautiful Russian folk songs, romances and arias.
Any concert by Sergey Zakharov is a special event; a celebration that can’t be missed!
The event is organised by the London School of Russian Language and Literature to mark its 15th Anniversary, and in support of the Russian language and culture in the UK (In aid of Eurolog UK Association, Registered charity no. 1127800).