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Connecting Research, Training & Performance

Early Music is booming in Russia, and Moscow's Theatre Sats (the original home of Peter and the Wolf) is at the heart of it with OPERA-OMNIA, the new Academy for Early Opera & Dance.


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The next Baroque Week 

with Opera Performances

and Baroque master-classes

will be after New Year 2022. 

See you there!  

Arianna CD

Andrew Lawrence-King's remake of Monteverdi's lost masterpiece channels the composer's published works from around the year 1608, to  set Rinuccini's complete libretto, with the famous Lamento - the only original music to survive - as the centre-piece.

More about ARIANNA a la recherche here.

Video here

Academic article here

ARIANNA a la recherche was premiered at Theatre Sats in September 2017. Now there is an international collaborative project to record the complete opera for release as a CD at the end of this year.

More about the Arianna CD project here.

Future plans include two new early opera productions at Theatre Sats, and a modern/baroque  Handel production at another Moscow theatre.

We welcome collaborations with other institutions in Russia and internationally.

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International Baroque Opera Studio 2019: Landi Il Sant' Alessio.


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"Our hope is to re-establish Arianna (1608) throughout the world of baroque opera

as the fourth opera in the Monteverdi trilogy"





Moscow State Theatre ‘Natalya Sats’ is pleased to announce the founding of a new Academy for Early Opera & Dance, under the name OPERA-OMNIA, directed by Andrew Lawrence-King.


OPERA-OMNIA connects historical research, advanced training and high-quality performance of early music-drama, supporting productions by providing academic input and developing performers’ practical skills.


Andrew Lawrence-King’s training methods make details of historical practice accessible to Russian theatre artists and audiences. Continuing and extending the work of the previous five years, OPERA-OMNIA will present new baroque productions at Theatre Sats, and on tour in Russia and abroad.


In a spirit of scientific enquiry & artistic experiment, OPERA-OMNIA champions Historically Informed Performance and theatrical creativity.