Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport will be temporarily transformed into a concert hall this Saturday when an orchestra performs the overture to Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro. The Perm Tchaikovsky Orchestra of Theatre, Opera and Ballet will play the famous piece at Sheremetyevo’s terminal D as part of culture festival The Golden Mask in the City, which is 20 years old this year.
Taking place in Moscow each spring, the festival, which is part of the Golden Mask awards, showcases the most interesting cultural events from the previous season across Russia. The Perm orchestra's version of Mozart’s celebrated opera was nominated for six Golden Mask awards, including best opera, best director and best male performance.
The Golden Mask in the City festival will also see central Moscow department store Tsvetnoy play host to an interactive installation on Friday, entitled Sentimental Code, based on a motif from the play Temporary Storage Square 48x9 (Kvadrat vremennogo khraneniya 48x9) from Kinetik, a Moscow contemporary dance theatre, also a nominee for a Golden Mask award. Sentimental Code can be seen from 21 to 25 March.