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MAY 19, 2017

Dark Eyes with Alexander Prokhorov

An Evening of Russian and Gypsy Romances

Alexander Prokhorov is legendary for his candlelit evening of Russian and Gypsy romances. He is a connoisseur and collector of well-known, as well as rare and forgotten Russian and Gypsy romances, that he performs with his own improvised piano accompaniment. His deep bass baritone immediately captivates and brings forth the melodic beauty of the romances, along with their drama and excitement, to the audiences.

Mr. Prokhorov grew up in a family with rich cultural traditions. Among his relatives are writer Alexey Tolstoy (great-grandfather), poet of silver century, and notorious interpreter of Shakespeare, Mikhail Lozinski (great-grandfather), composer Dmitri Tolstoy, and many others. Literary, musical, and theatrical hobbies were a part of Alexander's childhood years and led him to pursue his artistic career.

A graduate of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Musical College with a degree in piano performance, Mr. Prokhorov also received a Master’s Degree in Opera performance at Longy School of Music and Boston Opera Institute. His operatic roles include Don Pasquale from Don Pasquale, Raimondo from Lucia Di Lammermoor, Colline from La Boheme, Escamilio from Carmen, Prince Gremin from Eugene Onegin, Ferrando from Il Trovatorre, and Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Mr. Prokhorov's concert appearances range from Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory, and the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theater to Moscow and St. Petersburg's Philharmonic Halls. The Romances remain his favorite genre and his concert tours always include the annual Evening of Russian and Gypsy Romances at Tolstoy's Museum in Moscow, which Mr. Prokhorov dedicates to his famous great grandfather, Aleksey Tolstoy.

Mr. Prokhorov is also the founder and artistic director of an award winning Commonwealth Lyric Theater, where Mr. Prokhorov has staged critically acclaimed productions of operas featuring world class singers from the Bolshoi, La Scala, and Metropolitan opera companies. 

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