September 23, 2021 in the Bronze Hall of the Polovtsev Mansion (Houses
architects), in the architectural masterpiece of the brilliant Mesmacher, an evening of music from the repertoire of one of the most phenomenally successful Russian performers of the 20th century was held.
The unique timbre of Sergei Lemeshev, the hypnotic effect of his charm evoked an extraordinary reaction from the audience, especially the female part. The halls where the tenor performed were literally electrified by the energy of the singer and invariably crowded. In the concert of the Palaces of St. Petersburg Festival, young talented tenors paid tribute to the stellar forerunner. Artistic Director of the Palaces of St. Petersburg Festival, Member of the Board of Trustees of the ‘Our Duty’ Charitable Foundation Honored Artist of Russia Maria Safaryants spoke about the magic of the great performer’s talent.
Three magnificent tenors, Boris Stepanov, Tigran Oganyan and Alexander Trofimov, presented the rich palette of Sergei Lemeshev’s repertoire. Each performer showed one of the facets of the great singer: soulful Russian songs, lyrical romances, opera arias from Lemeshev’s repertoire were performed. And, of course, an aria sounded that elevated Lemeshev to the pinnacle of his glory – Lensky’s aria. The guests of the evening enjoyed the unique interiors of the mansion. In the luxurious Oak Hall in the Renaissance style, you can find the mysterious coat of arms of the owner of the mansion and see unique bookcases and a fireplace, ordered from different regions of Italy; in the Fireplace Hall you can enjoy the atmosphere of a knightly spirit. The hall in which the concert took place is able to compete with the most eminent palace halls in the world. The bronze hall produces a stunning effect on visitors. Impressive interior, spectacular ceiling light, unique types of marble and precious woods in decoration – in such a luxurious atmosphere, the guests of the concert enjoyed magnificent voices.