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Bass

Pavel Kharalgin

In the choir since 2017

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Music signifies the hope for the world to persist and for the good to be triumphant. Music is a chance to get away from everyday problems and to get closer to the truth. I may be just fantasizing, and it might sound pretentious, but I do believe music makes the world a little kinder and more beautiful.
ASIDE FROM YOUR CREATIVE WORK, WHAT ELSE ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
My family plays an immense part in my life. My children stump me sometimes: the are growing up, so they ask questions and demand explanations. It is my duty to find the right words and teach them valuable lessons instead of just repeating old tired mantras. I want to show my children the way to beauty. I guess bringing up a child is a challenge — but it’s also a great pleasure when you succeed.
WHAT MUSIC DO YOU DREAM TO PERFORM?
I don’t have any specific goals regarding particular music pieces or particular stages. I’m interested in performing all of the classical repertoire.
DOES IT MATTER TO YOU WHO YOUR AUDIENCE IS?
The best listener is the one that can actually listen. Not the one that goes to concerts because it’s cool and fashionable but the one that is sincerely interested in music. Performing in front of such an audience is a great responsibility, but seeing grateful and understanding faces among the listeners is extremely rewarding.
WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST IN WORKING WITH MUSICAETERNA?
I’ve been with musicAeterna since 2017 and — for what it’s worth — I feel that I’m growing spiritually. I’ve become more attentive towards myself and towards others. To be frank, there was a period following my graduation from the conservatory when art and creative work started feeling just like a regular job to me. But now I’m thoroughly enjoying the process and experiencing new emotions. This is what creative work is really about, and it gives me the strength to keep moving forward.

musicAeterna choir events

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Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Opera Tristan and Isolde (1859)
Concert performance

Soloists:
Tristan — tba
Isolde — Elena Popovskaya

musicAeterna orchestra and choir
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
Opera Tristan and Isolde (1859)
Opera in concert

Soloists
Tristan — Andreas Schager
Isolde — Brigitte Christensen
Brangäne — Eve-Maud Hubeaux
Mark — Matthias Goerne

musicAeterna orchestra and choir
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis